Science / Psychiatry / Akathisia: The medical word for extreme restlessness, one complaints of restlessness accompanied by movements such as fidgeting of the legs, rocking from foot to foot, pacing, or inability to sit or stand. Symptoms can develop within a few weeks of starting or raising the dose of traditional neuroleptic medications or of reducing the dose of medication used to treat extra pyramidal symptoms. Akathisia is a state of motor restlessness ranging from a feeling of inner disquiet to inability to sit still or lie quietly.


Entertainment / Music / Bas: Medieval category of soft instruments, used principally for indoor occasions, as distinct from haut, or loud, instruments. MORE


Science / Psychiatry / Beta-Blocker: An agent that inhibits the action of beta-adrenergic receptors, which modulate cardiac functions, respiratory functions, and the dilation of blood vessels. Beta-blockers are of value in the treatment 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