noun. akathisia- noun. marked inability to sit still for a minimum of several minutes and by jittery motions, in addition to individual accounts of unsteadiness within. It takes place as an extrapyramidal effect stemming from exposure to a neuroleptic drug or in reaction to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant drugs

AKATAPHASIA: "Patients with Parkinson's disease frequently have issues stemming from akataphasia."
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