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16:09 Oct 4, 2004
English to Latvian translations [PRO] Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
English term or phrase:dyskinetic movements
A syndrome of potentially irreversible, involuntary, dyskinetic movements may develop in patients treated with antipsychotic drugs
tinageta Local time: 19:13 Native speaker of: Latvian PRO pts in category: 8
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nekontroleejamas ekstremitaashu kustiibas
Explanation: dyskinesia (dys·ki·ne·sia) (dis²k[ibreve]-ne¢zh[schwa]) [Gr. dyskin[emacr]sia difficulty of moving] distortion or impairment of voluntary movement, as in tic, spasm, or myoclonus.
tardive dyskinesia, an iatrogenic extrapyramidal disorder caused by long-term use of antipsychotic drugs; it is characterized by oral-lingual-buccal dyskinesias that usually resemble continual chewing motions with intermittent darting movements of the tongue; there may also be choreoathetoid movements of the extremities. It is more common in women than in men and in the elderly than in the young, and incidence is related to drug dosage and duration of treatment. In some patients symptoms disappear within a few months after the drugs are withdrawn; in others symptoms may persist indefinitely. Two minor variants are withdrawal-emergent d. and tardive dystonia