Definition of dyskinesia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdiskiˈnēZH(ē)ə/
Pronunciation: /disˌkīˈnēZH(ē)ə/


Abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement.
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.



Pronunciation: /-ˈnetik/
Example sentences
  • Oral motor dysfunction and resulting difficulties are more frequently seen in children with spastic quadriplegia or the dyskinetic form of cerebral palsy.
  • The dyskinetic movements were also videotaped and scored by a second neurologist.
  • Finger foods may help individuals to be independent with feeding, and dyskinetic patients may also prefer to eat in the privacy of their own homes.

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Syllabification: dys·ki·ne·sia

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