dyskinesia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek dyskinēsia difficulty in moving, from dys- + -kinesia, from kinēsis motion, from kinein to move — more at hight Date: circa 1706 impairment of voluntary movements resulting in fragmented or jerky motions (as in Parkinson's disease) — compare tardive dyskinesiadyskinetic adjective

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  • dyskinesia — n. an abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyskinesia — [dis΄kə nē′zhə] n. [< DYS + Gr kinēsis, motion + IA] impairment of body movements: cf. TARDIVE DYSKINESIA …   English World dictionary

  • Dyskinesia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 17912 ICD10 = ICD10|G|24|9|g|20 ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D020820 Dyskinesia refers to involuntary movements, similar to a tic or chorea.… …   Wikipedia

  • Dyskinesia — 1. Difficulty in performing voluntary movements. The term dyskinesia is commonly used in relation to Parkinson s disease and other so called extrapyramidal disorders. The word dyskinesia (dis ki ne´ze a) is logically derived from two Greek roots …   Medical dictionary

  • dyskinesia — dyskinetic /dis ki net ik, kuy /, adj. /dis ki nee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh, kuy /, n. Pathol. difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements. Cf. tardive dyskinesia [1700 10; < NL < Gk dyskinesía; see DYS , KINESIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyskinesia — dys•ki•ne•sia [[t]ˌdɪs kɪˈni ʒə, ʒi ə, zi ə, kaɪ [/t]] n. pat difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements Compare tardive dyskinesia • Etymology: 1700–10; < NL < Gk dyskīnēsía; see dys , kinesia dys ki•net′ic ˈnɛt… …   From formal English to slang

  • dyskinesia — n. a group of involuntary movements that appear to be a fragmentation of the normal smoothly controlled limb and facial movements. They include chorea, dystonia, athetosis, and those involuntary movements occurring as side effects to the use of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dyskinesia — /dɪskaɪˈniʒə/ (say diskuy neezhuh) noun Medicine any of various disorders characterised by involuntary repetitive movements. {New Latin, from Greek dyskinesia, from dys + kinēsis movement} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dyskinesia — noun abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements • Hypernyms: ↑nervous disorder, ↑neurological disorder, ↑neurological disease • Hyponyms: ↑tardive dyskinesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyskinesia — noun impairment of voluntary movements resulting in fragmented or jerky motions …   Wiktionary

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