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[fes-tuh-ney-shuh n] /ˌfɛs təˈneɪ ʃən/

noun, Pathology.
a gait marked by an involuntary hurrying in walking, observed in certain nerve diseases.
an involuntary quickening of gait, as in some persons with Parkinson’s disease

festination fes·ti·na·tion (fěs’tə-nā’shən)
The acceleration of gait noted in Parkinsonism and similar disorders.


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