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dyskinesia

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

difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.

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Origin of dyskinesia

1700–10; <New Latin <Greek dyskīnēsía;see dys-, -kinesia
dys·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
dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement
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Medical 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.
dys′ki•netic (-nĕtĭk) adj.
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