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Definition of Mutism, akinetic

Mutism, akinetic: A state in which a person is unable to speak (mute) or move (akinetic). Akinetic mutism is often due to damage to the frontal lobes of the brain.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7871
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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