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akathisia

Pronunciation: ak-ă-thiz′ē-ă

Definition: A syndrome characterized by an inability to remain seated, with motor restlessness and a feeling of muscular quivering; may appear as a side effect of antipsychotic and neuroleptic medication.

Synonym(s): acathisia

[G. a- priv. + kathisis, a sitting]

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