tardive dyskinesiatardive dyskinesia
a neuromuscular disorder, characterized by involuntary movements of the face, mouth, etc., believed to be induced by long-term use of certain tranquilizers or dopamine
Origin of tardive dyskinesiatardive, developing late ( from Fr, feminine of tardif, tardy) + dyskinesia
A chronic disorder of the nervous system characterized by involuntary jerky movements of the face, tongue, jaws, trunk, and limbs, usually caused by prolonged treatment with antipsychotic drugs.
(plural tardive dyskinesias)