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 (dĭs′kə-nē′zhə, -kī-)
An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.


(Medicine) involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea
[dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement]


(ˌdɪs kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ-)

difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements. Compare tardive dyskinesia.
[1700–10; < New Latin < Greek dyskīnēsía; see dys-, -kinesia]
dys`ki•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyskinesia - abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
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


n. discinesia, disquinesia, inhabilidad de realizar movimientos voluntarios tal como sucede en la enfermedad de Parkinson.


n discinesia; tardive — discinesia tardía
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