an inexistence or major decrease of deliberate motions and conversation, even though the person does pay attention to eye motions. The health problem is tied in with destruction to the anterior ungulate gyrus and secondary motor region in the mesial section of the frontal lobes.

AKINETIC MUTISM: "Akinetic mutism is a severe condition in which not only akinesthesia is present, but one also loses the ability to form words and speak."
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