[ dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy- ]
/ ˌdɪs kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ- /
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difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dyskinesiadys·ki·net·ic [dis-ki-net-ik, -kahy-], /ˌdɪs kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dyskinesia
/ (dɪskɪˈniːzɪə) /
involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea
Word Origin for dyskinesia
dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement
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Medical definitions for dyskinesia
[ dĭs′kə-nē′zhə, -kī- ]
An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.
Other words from dyskinesiadys′ki•net′ic (-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
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