Sentence Examples


  • Muscles that receive defective messages from the brain may be constantly contracted and tight (spastic), exhibit involuntary writhing movements (athetosis), or have difficulty with voluntary movement (dyskinesia).
  • Tics are a type of dyskinesia, which is the general medical term given to impairments or distortions of voluntary movements.
  • If you take antipsychotic medications, do not take phenylalanine because it may cause symptoms of tardive dyskinesia.
  • Athetosis and dyskinesia often occur with spasticity but do not often occur alone.