Gait Ignition Failure

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Gait ignition failure is one of the many synonyms for freezing of gait - generally brief (seconds) episodes of difficulty in initiating walking or maintaining stepping through turns, narrow passages, and distractions in the immediate environment. It is a neurological sign and not a syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Freezing of gait
  • Gait apraxia
  • Gait patterns
  • Locomotor networks
  • Lower body parkinsonism
  • Lower half parkinsonism
  • Magnetic gait
  • Primary progressive freezing
  • Trepidant abasia
  • Vascular parkinsonism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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