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dyskinesia

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noun dys·ki·ne·sia \ˌdis-kə-ˈnē-zh(ē-)ə, -kī-\

Definition of dyskinesia

  1. :  impairment of voluntary movements resulting in fragmented or jerky motions (as in Parkinson's disease) — compare tardive dyskinesia

dys·ki·net·ic play \-ˈnet-ik\ adjective


Origin of dyskinesia

New Latin, from Greek dyskinēsia difficulty in moving, from dys- + -kinesia, from kinēsis motion, from kinein to move — more at hight


First Known Use: circa 1706


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dyskinesia

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noun dys·ki·ne·sia \ˌdis-kə-ˈnē-zh(ē-)ə, -kī-\

Medical Definition of dyskinesia

  1. :  impairment of voluntary movements resulting in fragmented or jerky motions (as in Parkinson's disease)—see tardive dyskinesia

  2. dys·ki·net·ic \-ˈnet-ik\play adjective




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