dystonic reaction


A state of abnormal tension or muscle tone, similar to dystonia, produced as a side effect of certain antipsychotic medications.

Nearby words

  1. dysthymic disorder,
  2. dystocia,
  3. dystonia,
  4. dystonia musculorum deformans,
  5. dystonic,
  6. dystopia,
  7. dystrophia unguium,
  8. dystrophic,
  9. dystrophic calcification,
  10. dystrophication

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