tardive dyskinesia

noun tar·dive dyskinesia \ ˈtär-div- \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

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 (such as phenothiazine)

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Origin and Etymology of tardive dyskinesia

tardive tending toward late development (from French, feminine of tardif, from Middle French) + dyskinesia


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tardive dyskinesia

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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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