tardive dyskinesia


tar·dive dyskinesia

noun \ˈtär-div-\

Definition of TARDIVE DYSKINESIA

:  a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary uncontrollable movements especially of the mouth, tongue, trunk, and limbs and occurring especially as a side effect of prolonged use of antipsychotic drugs (as phenothiazine)

Origin of TARDIVE DYSKINESIA

tardive tending toward late development (from French, feminine of tardif, from Middle French) + dyskinesia
First Known Use: 1964

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tardive dyskinesia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TARDIVE DYSKINESIA

: a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary uncontrollable movements especially of the mouth, tongue, trunk, and limbs and occurring especially as a side effect of prolonged use of antipsychotic drugs (as phenothiazine)—abbreviation TD

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