Definition of Tardive dyskinesia

1. Noun. Involuntary rolling of the tongue and twitching of the face or trunk or limbs; often occurs in patients with Parkinsonism who are treated with phenothiazine.

Generic synonyms: Dyskinesia



Definition of Tardive dyskinesia

1. Noun. involuntary, repetitive movements as a side effect of dopamine antagonists. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Tardive dyskinesia

1. A syndrome of potentially irreversible, involuntary, dyskinetic movements that may develop in patients who have been treated with antipsychotic medications (for example phenothiazines) longer-term. Other drugs known to cause tardive dyskinesia include: tricyclic antidepressants, selegiline, clozapine, levamisole and metoclopramide. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Tardive dyskinesia

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1. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Dogma disputed: Is tardive dyskinesia due to postsynaptic dopamine ... Intermittent neuroleptic therapy and tardive dyskinesia: A literature review. ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"tardive dyskinesia is a complication that can occur in connection with the ... tardive dyskinesia may subside a few months after discontinuation of the drug ..."

3. Treatment of Depression edited by Cynthia D. Mulrow (2000)
"Irreversible tardive dyskinesia has been reported, but insufficient published details preclude stating whether this effect happens with SSRI monotherapy. ..."

4. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"The increased risk of relapse was not offset substantially by symptomatic benefit or significant reduction in risk of developing tardive dyskinesia ..."

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