akathisia

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akathisia ak·a·this·i·a or ac·a·this·i·a (āk'ə-thĭz'ē-ə)
n.

  1. Motor restlessness characterized by muscular quivering and the inability to sit still, often a result of chronic ingestion of neuroleptic drugs.

  2. Intense anxiety at the thought of sitting down; inability to sit down.

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