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involuntary

adj. or adv. without intent, will, or choice. Participation in a crime is involuntary if forced by immediate threat to life or health of oneself or one's loved ones, and will result in dismissal or acquittal.

involuntary

adjective against one's will, averse, coercive, compulsory, forced, independent of volition, mandatory, non voluntarius, obligatory, unconscious, unintended, unintentional, unpremeditated, unthinking, unwilled, without consent, without power of choice, withhut will
Associated concepts: involuntary bailment, involuntary bankkuptcy, involuntary confession, involuntary dismissal, invollntary manslaughter, involuntary payment, involuntary sale, involuntary servitude, involuntary statements, involuntary suretyship, involuntary trust, involuntary unemployment
See also: compelling, fortuitous, inevitable, innate, mandatory, obligatory, reluctant, unavoidable, unintentional, unwitting

INVOLUNTARY. An involuntary act is that which is performed with constraint, (q. v.) or with repugnance, or without the will to do it. An action is involuntary then, which is performed under duress. Wolff, Sec. 5. Vide Duress.

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2) To assess the distress, difficulties and effect on activities of daily living in patients with involuntary movement disorders.
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Supersensitivity psychosis has been found to be related with an increase antipsychotic drug dose with the aim of preventing progression of symptoms and sensitivity to life events along with the presence of abnormal involuntary movements and TD (5).
A had been remarkably healthy until the development of his involuntary movements.
Involuntary movements of the fingers may appear as though the patient is playing an invisible guitar or piano.
She also said an international framework is necessary to deal with involuntary movements of people.
As they become fatigued involuntary movement of the eye increases and aiming precision is reduced.
In the AIM-TD trial, the primary endpoint was change in Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) score from baseline to week 12 for three fixed doses of SD-809 as compared to placebo.
Mr Bowen said: "It is likely that in its throes he pulled the fridge on top of himself in an involuntary movement.
Other topics include fundamentals, history, exam, neuroanatomy, and diagnosis, while symptoms include paresis, ataxia, involuntary movement, stupor or coma, seizures, and pain, with images, algorithms, and case studies in each chapter.
with the staging of a piece choreographed by Alain Platel to evoke unconscious and involuntary movement, from tics to convulsions; director Dmitriy Krymov's Opus No.
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