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Excessive and usually uncontrollable muscle movement.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



excessive, violent, involuntary movements that occur in cases of organic and functional disturbances of the nervous system. Hyperkinesia usually accompanies disturbances of the cerebral cortex, subcortical motor centers, or truncal part of the brain. Types of hyperkinesia include athetosis, chorea, Parkinson’s disease, and myoclonia (brief jerking of a muscle or muscle bundle with a lightning-fast pace of contraction).

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First reported in 1982 by Koufman and Blalock, (9) muscle tension dysphonia characterized by altered laryngeal biomechanics has since been referred to by different terms, including functional dysphonia, hyper-functional dysphonia, and hyperkinetic dysphonia.
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The aetiology of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and hyperkinetic disorder (HKD), a severe form of ADHD, is not well understood but genetic and environmental factors are thought to contribute.
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