RETROPULSION By N., Sam M.S. - 35 Locomotion occurring in a backward fashion, marked by short steps. Usually seen in patients with Parkinson's disease. RETROPULSION: "Retropulsion is often observed in attendance with Parkinsonism." Related Psychology Terms EPIDEMIC ENCEPHALITIS ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY (Elec- troconvulsive Therapy; EST, ECT) ARTERIOSCLEROTIC BRAIN DISORDER FAMILY CARE Dissociative Identity Disorder CHILD PSYCHIATRY CHEMOTHERAPY SCHIZOPHRENIA (OTHER TYPES) KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME (Amne- sic-Confabulatory Syndrome) SCHIZOPHRENIC REACTIONS (THERAPY) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RETROPULSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/retropulsion/ (accessed October 3, 2022).