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tardive dyskinesia Syllabification: tar·dive dys·ki·ne·sia
Pronunciation: /ˌtärdiv ˌdiskəˈnēZH(ē)ə/

Definition of tardive dyskinesia in English:


A neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements of the face and jaw.
Example sentences
  • Aripiprazole has the potential to cause neuroleptic malignancy syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, disruption in body temperature regulation, esophageal dysmotility and aspiration as do other antipsychotic agents.
  • Prescribing should be consistent with the need to minimize the risk of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, seizures and low blood pressure.
  • Extrapyramidal effects by themselves have been related to a poor outcome, a compromised compliance, secondary negative symptoms, cognitive parkinsonism, and depression as well as long term risk of tardive dyskinesia.


1960s: tardive from French tardif, tardive (see tardy).

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