Abnormally increased and sometimes uncontrollable activity or muscular movements. 2 : a condition especially of childhood characterized by hyperactivity


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Wiki Number: W097
Diagnosis: Hyperkinesia
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Brain Area: The subthalamic nucleus improperly controls the basal ganglia producing these involuntary, unwanted movements.
Symptoms: several variations of excessive, unwanted muscle movements: ataxia, athetosis, chorea, dystonias, hemiballismus,
Progression: hemifacial spasms, myoclonus, stereotypies, tremors, tics, and volitional hyperkinesia; all are subsets of movements
Causes: Oversensitivity of dopamine and norepinephrine receptors or hyperactivity of the dopaminergic receptors appear.
Medications: Vary by diagnosis.
Therapies: Vary by diagnosis.


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