dyskinesia

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dyskinesia

[‚dis·kə′nē·zhə]
(medicine)
Disordered movements of voluntary or involuntary muscles, particularly those seen in disorders of the extrapyramidal system.
Impaired voluntary movements.
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These morphological features of electron microscopy consistent with complete ciliary aplasia which is a rare form of primary ciliary dyskinesia.
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an inclusive term for diseases that occur as a direct result of congenital defects in cilia.
Secondary ciliary dyskinesia is a reversible ultrastructural ciliary abnormality (2), (3).
Nasal NO measurements may prove useful in the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia -a congenital disorder characterized by frequent respiratory infections.
Their efforts focus on human genetic models of disease, including cystic fibrosis (CF), primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), and more unusual genetic disorders, such as pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA).
Inspire is currently conducting Phase II clinical trials with UTP for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and primary ciliary dyskinesia, and expects to initiate clinical studies in chronic bronchitis during 1996.
The event was organised by 17-year-old Darryl Mather who suffers from primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) - a rare genetic disorder which means he has to spend at least eight weeks a year in hospital.
The 14-year-old suffers from primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) - a rare genetic disorder which means he has to spend at least eight weeks a year in hospital.
Andrew, a carer for two of his children, Darryl, 13, and Tyler, five, who have primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare inherited condition which can affect the lungs, sinuses and ears said: "The kids love football and I am proud of that because it keeps them active.