Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, impaired power of voluntary movement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun impairment of voluntary movements resulting in fragmented or jerky motions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun abnormality in performing voluntary muscle movements

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Examples

  • FOX: Sometimes it kicks in too hard and then you get what ` s called dyskinesia, which is that rocking motion.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2006

  • Sometimes, it kicks in too hard, and then you get what’s called dyskinesia, which is that rocking motion that I had when I did the commercial.

    Think Progress » Limbaugh launches new attack on Michael J. Fox.

  • Enough Sinemet to prevent him becoming a statue is more than enough to cause dyskinesia, which is what the involuntary motions we see in MJF are called.

    Think Progress » Limbaugh on Michael J. Fox: ‘I Take Back None of What I Said’

  • The atypical antipsychotics, which also include Clozaril, Geodon and Abilify, were designed to avoid tardive dyskinesia, which is why they were perceived as safer, Ray said.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • People who comment on such things as Limbaugh’s asinine remark really do need to be aware — and report — that it is the MEDICINE that MAKES Mr. Fox twist and writhe… the condition is known as dyskinesia, and it’s a direct effect of the levodopa in the medicine Sinemet, without which a person with advanced Parkinson’s wouldn’t be able to move at all.

    Think Progress » “Either he didn’t take his medication

  • Patients initially treated with levodopa were more likely to develop motor control complications such as dyskinesia and wearing off, but these complications didn't have a significant impact on patients 'quality of life or disability, the researchers found.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Levodopa is considered better at treating motor control problems in Parkinson's patients but is also associated with side effects such as dyskinesia (involuntary movements), and the effectiveness of the drug can wear off over time.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Levodopa is considered better at treating motor control problems in Parkinson's patients but is also associated with side effects such as dyskinesia (involuntary movements), and the effectiveness of the drug can wear off over time.

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  • Patients initially treated with levodopa were more likely to develop motor control complications such as dyskinesia and wearing off, but these complications didn't have a significant impact on patients 'quality of life or disability, the researchers found.

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  • They compare this problem to tardive dyskinesia, caused by antipsychotic drugs, and call it tardive dysphoria, "an active process in which a depressive picture is caused by continued administration of the antidepressant."

    Dr. Peter Breggin: New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression

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