tardive dyskinesia
noun Etymology: tardive tending toward late development (from French, feminine of tardif, from Middle French) + dyskinesia Date: 1964 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)

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  • tardive dyskinesia — [tär′div] n. [tardive, developing late (< Fr, fem. of tardif, TARDY) + DYSKINESIA] a neuromuscular disorder, characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth, etc., believed to be induced by long term use of certain tranquilizers or… …   English World dictionary

  • tardive dyskinesia — n a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary uncontrollable movements esp. of the mouth, tongue, trunk, and limbs and occurring esp. as a side effect of prolonged use of antipsychotic drugs (as phenothiazine) abbr. TD * * * a condition… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tardive dyskinesia — Not to be confused with dyskinetic cerebral palsy. Tardive dyskinesia Classification and external resources ICD 10 G24.0 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Tardive Dyskinesia —    A dyskinesia is an involuntary movement; tardive means that its onset is delayed. Tardive dyskinesia (TD) refers to an iatrogenic extrapyramidal disorder caused by the long term administration of antipsychotic drugs. (See Extrapyramidal Side… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • tardive dyskinesia — /tadɪv dɪskaɪˈnizə/ (say tahdiv diskuy neezhuh) noun a disorder of movement characterised by abnormal uncontrollable movements of the mouth, lips, tongue, and jaws; associated with the long term use of antipsychotic medication. {a rare variant… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tardive dyskinesia — [ˌtα:dɪv ˌdɪskɪ ni:zɪə] noun Medicine a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face and jaw. Origin 1960s: tardive from Fr. tardif, tardive (see tardy) …   English new terms dictionary

  • tardive dyskinesia — noun involuntary rolling of the tongue and twitching of the face or trunk or limbs; often occurs in patients with Parkinsonism who are treated with phenothiazine • Hypernyms: ↑dyskinesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • tardive dyskinesia — Pathol. a disorder characterized by restlessness and involuntary rolling of the tongue or twitching of the face, trunk, or limbs, usually occurring as a complication of long term therapy with antipsychotic drugs. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • tardive dyskinesia — noun involuntary, repetitive movements as a side effect of dopamine antagonists …   Wiktionary

  • tardive dyskinesia — a condition characterized by involuntary repetitive movements of the facial muscles and the tongue, usually resembling continued chewing motions, and the muscles of the limbs. It is associated with long term medication with certain antipsychotic… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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