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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.
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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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LV aneurysm was defined as a segment of the LV wall protruding from the expected outline of the ventricular chamber and displaying dyskinesis or akinesis.
SICK scapula", an acronym for the condition Scapular malposition, Inferior medial border prominence, Coracoid pain and malposition, and dysKinesis of scapular movement (18), is a condition that has been reported to have rhomboid related scapular winging which suggests DSN involvement.
The etiology of diverticulosis is believed to develop as a result of abnormalities in peristalsis, intestinal dyskinesis probably due to motor dysfunction of the smooth muscle or myenteric plexus in the small bowel leading to high segmental intraluminal pressures and penetration of mucosa and submucosa through weak mesenteric sites.
Abnormal scapular kinematics or scapular dyskinesis is associated with shoulder pathology including impingement, instability and acromioclavicular joint injury (Kibler et al 2013).
An 80% reduction in coronary blood flow causes akinesis, whereas a 95% decrease causes dyskinesis.
Echocardiographic findings indicated that in patients with TOF after surgical correction, the impaired function of both RV and LV might be similar to earlier studies due to dyskinesis of the outflow patch, RV fibrosis, diminished RV diastolic function, and LV dysfunction.
Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) showed dyskinesis of anterior left ventricular wall and mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation.
However, CE may fail to identify lesions in the distal ileum due to dyskinesis of the gastrointes- tinal tract or disturbance by residual food or battery expiration.
The condition is hypothesised to develop from motor dysfunction of the smooth muscle or the myenteric plexus of the small bowel leading to a combination of abnormal peristalsis, intestinal dyskinesis, and high segmental intra-luminal pressures (jejuno-ileal dyskinesia)5-8.