[dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-]
- difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.
Compare tardive dyskinesia
Origin of dyskinesia
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- involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea
dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement
- An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.
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