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akathisia

[ ak-uh-thizh-uh, -thiz-ee-uh ]

noun

  1. a state of motor restlessness, sometimes produced by neuroleptic medication, that ranges from a feeling of inner distress to an inability to sit still.


akathisia

/ ˌækəˈθiːzɪə /

noun

  1. the inability to sit still because of uncontrollable movement caused by reaction to drugs


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Word History and Origins

Origin of akathisia1

1900–05; < Czech akathisie < Greek a- a- 6 + káthis(is) “sitting” (noun derivative of kathízein “to seat, make sit, take one's seat”; kat- cat- ( def ) + hízein “to seat,” akin to sit 1 ) + New Latin -ia -ia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of akathisia1

C20: from a- + -kithisia , ultimately from Greek cathedra seat

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