[dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-]

noun Pathology.

difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.

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 dyskinetic



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 dyskinetic


[dĭs′kə-nēzhə, -kī-]


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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