Definition of "tardive" [tardive]

  • Having symptoms that develop slowly or appear long after inception. Used of a disease. (adjective)

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Use "tardive" in a sentence
  • "These antipsychotic drugs -- including Abilify, Risperdal, Seroquel and Zyprexa -- can lead to obesity, elevated blood sugar and diabetes, pancreatitis, cardiovascular abnormalities and a disfiguring and sometimes disabling movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia."
  • "They compare this problem to tardive dyskinesia, caused by antipsychotic drugs, and call it tardive dysphoria, "an active process in which a depressive picture is caused by continued administration of the antidepressant.""
  • "Another, tardive akathisia, causes neurological sensations that are excruciating and drive the patient to move about in an effort to relieve them."