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Medical Term:

rabbit syndrome

Pronunciation: rab'it sin'drom

Definition: A rare neuroleptic-induced form of parkinsonism usually manifested as 4–6 Hz, rhythmic discharges involving the jaw, perinasal, and perioral musculature; so-named because the movements mimic those seen with the chewing movements of a rabbit.

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