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tardive dyskinesia

noun, Pathology.
a disorder characterized by restlessness and involuntary rolling of the tongue or twitching of the face, trunk, or limbs, usually occurring as a complication of long-term therapy with antipsychotic drugs.
Origin of tardive dyskinesia
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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tardive-dyskinesia in Medicine

tardive dyskinesia n.
A chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by involuntary jerky movements of the face, tongue, jaws, trunk, and limbs, usually developing as a late side effect of prolonged treatment with antipsychotic drugs. Also called tardive oral dyskinesia.

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