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tardive dyskinesia

 

Definition: involuntary movements of the facial muscles and tongue, often persistent, that develop as a late complication of some neuroleptic therapy, more likely with typical antipsychotic agents.

Synonym(s): lingual-facial-buccal dyskinesia, tardive syndrome

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