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dyskinesia

[dis-ki-nee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -kahy-] /ˌdɪs kɪˈni ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, -kaɪ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < New Latin < Greek dyskīnēsía; see dys-, -kinesia
Related forms
dyskinetic
[dis-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌdɪs kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Certain genetic conditions can also cause bronchiectasis, including primary ciliary dyskinesia and immunodeficiency syndromes.
British Dictionary definitions for dyskinesia

dyskinesia

/dɪskɪˈniːzɪə/
noun
1.
involuntary repetitive movements, such as those occurring in chorea
Word Origin
dys- + -kinesia from Greek kinesis movement
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dyskinesia in Medicine

dyskinesia dys·ki·ne·sia (dĭs'kə-nē'zhə, -kī-)
n.
An impairment in the ability to control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions or lack of coordination.


dys'ki·net'ic (-nět'ĭk) adj.
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