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extrapyramidal disease

extrapyramidal disease in Medicine

extrapyramidal disease n.
A degenerative disease, such as Parkinsonism or chorea, that affects the corpus striatum of the brain or other part of the extrapyramidal motor system and is characterized by tremor, muscular rigidity or weakness, and involuntary movements.

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