dyskinesia

[ dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy- ]
/ ˌdɪs kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ- /

noun Pathology.

difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.

Nearby words

  1. dyshidrosis,
  2. dyskaryosis,
  3. dyskeratoma,
  4. dyskeratosis,
  5. dyskeratosis congenita,
  6. dyskinesia algera,
  7. dyskinesia intermittens,
  8. dyslalia,
  9. dyslexia,
  10. dyslexic


Origin of dyskinesia

1700–10; < New Latin < Greek dyskīnēsía; see dys-, -kinesia

Related formsdys·ki·net·ic [dis-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌdɪs kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dyskinesia

dyskinesia

/ (dɪskɪˈniːzɪə) /

noun

involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea

Word Origin for dyskinesia

dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement

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Medicine definitions for dyskinesia

dyskinesia

[ dĭs′kə-nēzhə, -kī- ]

n.

An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.
Related formsdys′ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.


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