Definition of dyskinesia in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement.

    count noun ‘these dyskinesias generally increase on withdrawal of drug treatment’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whether the incidence of respiratory dyskinesia is less with the use of ropinirole remains to be determined.’
    • ‘As many as 50 percent of youth on neuroleptics may experience some form of tardive or withdrawal dyskinesia.’



/ˌdɪskɪˈniːzɪə/ /ˌdɪskʌɪˈniːzɪə/