tardive dyskinesia

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tardive dyskinesia

n.
A chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by involuntary jerky movements of the face, tongue, jaws, trunk, and limbs, usually caused by prolonged treatment with antipsychotic drugs.

tar′dive dyskine′sia


n.
nerve damage resulting in involuntary rolling of the tongue or twitching of facial or other small muscles, usu. associated with long-term use of antipsychotic drugs.
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Noun1.tardive dyskinesia - involuntary rolling of the tongue and twitching of the face or trunk or limbs; often occurs in patients with Parkinsonism who are treated with phenothiazine
dyskinesia - abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements
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