akathisia

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akathisia

(ˌækəˈθiːzɪə)
n
(Medicine) the inability to sit still because of uncontrollable movement caused by reaction to drugs
[C20: from a- + -kithisia, ultimately from Greek cathedra seat]
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akathisia

n acatisia
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As Laura Salisbury warns, in a fine study of Beckett's comedy, the writer never wavered from "a deep-seated and long-standing" (Salisbury's joke, from the "acathisia" of Murphy's Cooper, of which more later) "aesthetic and ethical resistance to the production of an art that is neatly explicable," that is to the presentation of anything like a "solution" or the "stability of an idea" (2012, 31).
Culik argues, for instance, that May (in Footfalls) displays the acathisia (restless pacing alternating with difficulty in initiating movement) symptomatic of Parkinson's disease (48-50).