tardive dyskinesia

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Antipsychotic drugs such as haloperidol and aripiprazole are approved for use in Tourette, but have the potential to cause long-term side effects, such as the movement disorder tardive dyskinesia. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 31 May 2021 The previous three include a drug for tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder that’s a side effect of antipsychotics, as well as medications for endometriosis and uterine fibroids, painful female reproductive tract disorders. Jonathan Wosen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Sep. 2020 As a whole, typical antipsychotics tend to cause more serious long-term side effects, like the movement disorder tardive dyskinesia, which can prompt uncontrollable muscle movements, often around the mouth. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 7 Dec. 2018 One odd potential side effect of typical antipsychotics is something known as tardive dyskinesia, a condition characterized by repetitive involuntary movements that usually occur in the face, neck, and tongue. Kimberly Truong, SELF, 7 Dec. 2018 The most serious potential complication is a disorder called tardive dyskinesia (TD) that can cause involuntary movement of the eyes, face, and hands, facial grimacing, rapid eye blinking, and piano playing-like finger movement. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 7 Dec. 2018 Antipsychotics may also cause side effects such as tardive dyskinesia (a disorder that induces repetitive and involuntary movements), although newer ones generally come with fewer serious side reactions, the Mayo Clinic notes. Nina Bahadur, SELF, 15 Sep. 2018 And yet, in high doses and over the long term, patients often experienced tardive dyskinesia, which includes tongue thrusting, lip smacking, restlessness, involuntary movements of arms and legs, which become twisted like pretzels. Maggie Jones, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2018 Was told by psychiatrists for 10 years that 100 mg Seroquel would never cause tardive dyskinesia [a severe movement disorder.] . . Amy Ellis Nutt, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tardive dyskinesia

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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