Definition of dyskinesia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪskɪˈniːziə/
Pronunciation: /ˌdɪskʌɪˈniːziə/


[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement: [count noun]: these dyskinesias generally increase on withdrawal of drug treatment
More example sentences
  • The mainstay of treatment for primary ciliary dyskinesia involves chest physical therapy to enhance the clearance of bronchial secretions.
  • They studied a strain of mice with a gene mutation that causes them to have attacks of dyskinesia, or abnormal movements several times a day.
  • Despite an intense medical regimen for asthma she continued to have poorly controlled symptoms and concerns for vocal cord dyskinesia prompted a laryngoscopy.

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