dyskinesia

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

Definition of dyskinesia

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

Other Words from dyskinesia

dyskinetic \ ˌdis-​kə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce dyskinesia (audio) , -​kī-​ \ adjective

Examples of dyskinesia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Programs to help treat cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia are in preclinical stages, using a non-viral lipid nanoparticle to deliver a payload to a specific organ. Ann Gehan, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2021 Before he was charged in the corruption case, Caraway had been receiving care for numerous medical conditions, including esophageal dyskinesia, hypertension and sleep apnea, Payma said in the filing. Dallas News, 30 July 2020 As part of the funding, the company merged with TranscripTx, a Menlo Park, Calif., company that had been focused on primary ciliary dyskinesia. Connor Pittman, Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2020 Its experimental drugs could be used to treat cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia, which are both marked by chronic respiratory infections. Connor Pittman, Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2020 Medicines that stimulate dopamine are currently standard treatment but can cause unwanted, uncontrolled movements, called dyskinesia, as the disease progresses. Ese Olumhense, chicagotribune.com, 11 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of dyskinesia

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dyskinesia

borrowed from Greek dyskīnēsía "difficulty in moving," from dys- dys- + kínēsis "motion, movement" + -ia -ia entry 1 — more at -kinesis

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dyskinesia

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

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 How to pronounce dyskinesia (audio) \ adjective

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