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Pronunciation: ret'ro-pul'shun


  1. An involuntary backward walking or running, occurring in patients with the parkinsonian syndrome.
  2. A pushing back of any part.

[retro- + L. pulsio, a pushing, fr. pello, pp. pulsus, beat, drive]

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