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- adj. Of or pertaining to dyskinesia
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Xavier suffers from epilepsy and a rare form of cerebral palsy - known as dyskinetic athetoid cerebral palsy - which leaves him unable to walk or talk and struggling to sit upright because of involuntary muscle movement.
Although the physical impression of schizophrenia today is often confounded by chronic exposure to neuroleptics, early workers in the predrug era described schizophrenics as physically awkward, gangly in appearance, and dyskinetic in movement.
Tardive dyskinesia (TD), a potentially irreversible syndrome of involuntary dyskinetic movements, may develop in patients treated with antipsychotic drugs.
making odd hand or finger movements that are not typically dyskinetic, performing inconspicuous repetitive actions (e.g., making a series of clicking sounds before or after speaking, tapping or automatically touching objects while walking about), mutism, psychomotor retardation, or speech that becomes progressively less voluble until it becomes a nonunderstandable mumble (prosectic speech).