GMs

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General movements (GMs) are body movements present from early fetal life onward until and after birth (up to 18 weeks post-term). They involve the whole body in a variable sequence of arm, leg, neck, and trunk movements. They change in intensity, force and speed, and they have a gradual beginning and end. If the nervous system is impaired, GMs loose their complex and variable character and become monotonous.

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