Jerky body movements; Chorea; Muscle – jerky movements (uncontrolled); Hyperkinetic movements
Definition of Movement – unpredictable or jerky
Jerky body movements is a condition in which uncontrolled, purposeless, rapid motions interrupt normal movement or posture.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/26/2009