A neurological condition of motor restlessness, manifested by a sensation of muscular quivering, an urge to constantly move about, and an inability to sit still.
A subjective feeling of motor restlessness felt mostly in the legs that occurs as a side effect of antipsychotic medication.
Complaints of restlessness accompanied by movements such as fidgeting of the legs, rocking from foot to foot, pacing, or inability to sit or stand. Symptoms can develop within a few weeks of starting or raising the dose of traditional neuroleptic medications or of reducing the dose of medic ation used to treat extrapyramidal symptoms. akathisia is a state of motor restlessness ranging from a feeling of inner disquiet to inability to sit still or lie quietly.