Science / Genetics / Dystonia: Neurologic condition involving repeated twisting and movement. Involves a variety of muscle groups. Intelligence not effected. Three forms: childhood - autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, adult-acquired.
Science / Psychiatry / Acute Dystonia: An extrapyramidal symptom caused by some antipsychotics which takes the form of involuntary twisting of the muscles in the head and neck. Features include involuntary tongue protrusion, grimacing, nec MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Torticollis: (tor-ti-kol-is) A contraction of one or more of the neck muscles on one side, resulting in an abnormal position of the head. Also called wry neck. (See dystonia.) MORE
Science / Psychiatry / Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS): Movement disorders which can be a side effect of antipsychotic medications. They include acute dystonia, akathisia, parkinsonism and tardive dyskinesia. MORE