GEGENHALTEN By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a German term used in neurology for the involuntary resistance to passive movement of the extremities. The German translation is resisting. GEGENHALTEN: "Gegenhalten is a neurological term." Related Psychology Terms MOTILITY PRUDENCE LEAD-PIPE RIGIDITY REBOUND PHENOMENON ATHETOSIS DISSENT BALLISTIC ASSOCIATED MOVEMENT MUSCLE TWITCH APPARENT MOVEMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GEGENHALTEN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gegenhalten/ (accessed September 24, 2021).