dyskinesia

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

Definition of dyskinesia 

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

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dyskinetic \-​ˈnet-​ik \ adjective

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Medicines that stimulate dopamine are currently standard treatment but can cause unwanted, uncontrolled movements, called dyskinesia, as the disease progresses. Ese Olumhense, chicagotribune.com, "Parkinson's disease progression can be slowed with vigorous exercise, study shows," 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dyskinesia

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dyskinesia

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

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The first known use of dyskinesia was circa 1706

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dyskinesia

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

Medical Definition of dyskinesia 

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

Other Words from dyskinesia

dyskinetic \-​ˈnet-​ik \ adjective

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