Definition

TREATMENT

Tardive Dyskinesia: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat schizophrenia and other mental health disorders.

TD causes stiff, jerky movements of your face and body that you can’t control. You might blink your eyes, stick out your tongue, or wave your arms without meaning to do so.

Not everyone who takes an antipsychotic drug will get it. But if it happens, it’s sometimes permanent. So if you have movements you can’t control, let your doctor know right away. To ease your symptoms, your doctor may:

  • Lower the dose
  • Add another medication to what you’re taking to act as an antidote
  • Switch you to a different drug

Symptoms

Tardive dyskinesia causes stiff, jerky movements that you can’t control. They include:

Orofacial dyskinesia or oro-bucco-lingual dyskinesia: Uncontrolled movements in your face — namely your lips, jaw, or tongue. You might:

  • Stick out your tongue without
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HEALTH

definition of health by Medical dictionary

health

 [helth]

a relative state in which one is able to function well physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually in order to express the full range of one’s unique potentialities within the environment in which one is living. In the words of René Dubos, “health is primarily a measure of each person’s ability to do and become what he wants to become.” 

Current views of health and illness recognize health as more than the absence of disease. Realizing that humans are dynamic beings whose state of health can change from day to day or even from hour to hour, leaders in the health field suggest that it is better to think of each person as being located on a graduated scale or continuous spectrum (continuum) ranging from obvious dire illness through the absence of discernible disease to a state of optimal functioning in every aspect of one’s life. High-level

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FITNESS

definition of fitness by The Free Dictionary

The former measured all actions by the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; the latter decided all matters by authority; but in doing this, he always used the scriptures and their commentators, as the lawyer doth his Coke upon Lyttleton, where the comment is of equal authority with the text.
The title suggests all kinds of mysteries; a glance at the chapter-headings quickly confirms the suspicions already aroused, and the sub-title: “A Book for All and None”, generally succeeds in dissipating the last doubts the prospective purchaser may entertain concerning his fitness for the book or its fitness for him.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,–such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to
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EXERCISE

Exercise Definition

What Is Exercise?

Exercise means to put into effect the right to buy or sell the underlying financial instrument specified in an options contract. In options trading, the holder of an option has the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell the option’s underlying security at a specified price on or before a specified date in the future.

Key Takeaways

  • In options trading, “to exercise” means to put into effect the right to buy or sell the underlying security that is specified in the options contract.
  • To exercise an option, you simply advise your broker that you wish to exercise the option in your contract.
  • If the holder of a put option exercises the contract, they will sell the underlying security at a stated price within a specific timeframe.
  • If the holder of a call option exercises the contract, they will buy the underlying security at a stated
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DENTAL

Definition of Dental at Dictionary.com

[ den-tl ]

/ ˈdɛn tl /


adjective

of or relating to the teeth.

of or relating to dentistry or a dentist.

Phonetics.
  1. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue tip touching the back of the upper front teeth or immediately above them, as French t.
  2. alveolar, as English t.
  3. interdental (def. 2).

noun

Phonetics. a dental sound.

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Origin of dental

1585–95; dentālis, equivalent to Latin dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ālis-al1

den·tal·i·ty, nounden·tal·ly, adverbpost·den·tal, adjective, noun

dens in dente, densitometer, density, density function,
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DENTAL

Dental prophylaxis | definition of dental prophylaxis by Medical dictionary

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prophylaxis

 [pro″fĭ-lak´sis]

oral prophylaxis cleaning of the teeth by a dentist or dental hygienist, including removal of plaque, materia alba, calculus, and extrinsic stains; done as a preventive measure for control of gingivitis. Called also dental prophylaxis.

Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

den·tal pro·phy·lax·is

a series of procedures whereby calculus, stain, and other accretions are removed from the crowns and roots of the teeth, and the enamel surfaces are polished.

Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

den·tal proph·y·lax·is

(den’tăl prō’fi-lak’sis)

Measures to promote the health and prevent disease of the teeth and gums that include scaling and polishing procedures performed to remove plaque, calculus, and stains.

Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

den·tal proph·y·lax·is

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EXERCISE

definition of exercise by Medical dictionary

exercise

 [ek´ser-sīz]

performance of physical exertion for improvement of health or correction of physical deformity.

active exercise motion imparted to a part by voluntary contraction and relaxation of its controlling muscles.

active assistive exercise voluntary contraction of muscles controlling a part, assisted by a therapist or by some other means.

aerobic exercise a type of physical activity that increases the heart rate and promotes increased use of oxygen in order to improve the overall body condition.

ballistic stretching e’s rapid, jerky movements employed in exercises to stretch muscles and connective tissue.

cardiovascular exercise exercises to promote improved capacity of the cardiovascular system. They must be administered at least twice weekly, with most programs conducted three to five or more times weekly. The contraction of major muscle groups must be repeated often enough to elevate the heart rate to a target level determined during testing. Used in the treatment

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EXERCISE

Exercise Price Definition and Example

What Is the Exercise Price?

The exercise price is the price at which an underlying security can be purchased or sold when trading a call or put option, respectively. The exercise price is the same as the strike price of an option, which is known when an investor takes a trade. An option gets its value from the difference between the fixed exercise price and the market price of the underlying security.

Key Takeaways

  • The option’s exercise price refers to what price the underlying security can be bought or sold at.
  • Both call and put options have an exercise price.
  • Investors also refer to the exercise price as the strike price.
  • The difference between the exercise price and underlying security’s price determines if an option is “in the money” or “out of the money.”

Exercise Price Explained

“Exercise price” is a term used in derivatives trading. A derivative is a

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FITNESS

definition of fitness by Medical dictionary

fit·ness

(fit’nes),

1. Well-being.

2. Suitability.

3. In population genetics, a measure of the relative survival and reproductive success of a given individual or phenotype, or of a population subgroup.

4. A set of attributes, primarily respiratory and cardiovascular, relating to ability to perform tasks requiring expenditure of energy.

Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

fitness

(fĭt′nĭs)

n.

1. The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.

2. Good health, especially good physical condition resulting from exercise and proper nutrition.

3. Biology The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.

The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

fitness

Health The ability or capacity to perform a particular task. See Aerobic fitness, Cardioivascular fitness, Physical fitness.

McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by

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EXERCISE

exercise | Definition, Types, Principles, & Health Effects

Physical fitness is a general concept and is defined in many ways by different scientists. Physical fitness is discussed here in two major categories: health-related physical fitness and motor-performance physical fitness. Despite some overlap between these classifications, there are major differences, as described below.

Health-related physical fitness

Health-related physical fitness is defined as fitness related to some aspect of health. This type of physical fitness is primarily influenced by an individual’s exercise habits; thus, it is a dynamic state and may change. Physical characteristics that constitute health-related physical fitness include strength and endurance of skeletal muscles, joint flexibility, body composition, and cardiorespiratory endurance. All these attributes change in response to appropriate physical conditioning programs, and all are related to health.

Strength and endurance of skeletal muscles of the trunk help maintain correct posture and prevent such problems as low back pain. Minimal levels of muscular strength and endurance are needed

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