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tardive dyskinesia

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noun Pathology.
a disorder characterized by restlessness and involuntary rolling of the tongue or twitching of the face, trunk, or limbs, usually occurring as a complication of long-term therapy with antipsychotic drugs.
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Origin of tardive dyskinesia

First recorded in 1965–70

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Medical definitions for tardive dyskinesia

tardive dyskinesia

n.
A chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by involuntary jerky movements of the face, tongue, jaws, trunk, and limbs, usually developing as a late side effect of prolonged treatment with antipsychotic drugs.tardive oral dyskinesia
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