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.

Acute Dystonia

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

Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS)

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