Definition of Apraxia

1. Noun. Inability to make purposeful movements.

Generic synonyms: Brain Disease, Brain Disorder, Encephalopathy
Derivative terms: Apractic, Apraxic



Definition of Apraxia

1. Noun. Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment; specifically, a disorder of motor planning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apraxia

1. loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements [n -S] : APRACTIC, APRAXIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Apraxia

1. Inability to execute a skilled or learned motor act, not related to paralysis or lack of comprehension, caused by a cortical lesion. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Apraxia

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"apraxia is most common in the upper extremities and may affect cue or both. ... A few cases of unilateral apraxia without paralysis of the opposite side ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"As we are to consider chiefly in this paper apraxia in its narrower sense, ... As we now understand motor apraxia, we infer an inability to perform proper ..."

3. An Outline of abnormal psychology by James Winfred Bridges (1921)
"apraxia, other disorders of speech and writing, disorders resulting from an ... A. apraxia. apraxia is the loss of ability to perform a skilled act in the ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"In my study of a delirious state associated with vestibular disturbances, apraxic phenomena were present.1 Motor apraxia has been found to occur in aphasia. ..."

5. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1914)
"apraxia AND APHASIA. apraxia in Relation to Aphasia. This subject is discussed by John HW Rhein.1 apraxia is an inability to perform purposeful movements ..."

6. Diseases of the nervous system: A Text-book of Neurology and Psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"apraxia.—This term was first used by Gogol in 1873, in a Breslau thesis on Aphasia. His patient ate his soap, urinated in his water Liepmann (Reg. rat. ..."

7. Neurological Bulletin by Frederick Tilney, Columbia University, Dept. of Neurology (1919)
"Wilson, however, restricts the term apraxia to the motor side, following Liepmann in this respect, for he says in the same article that "in regard to the ..."

8. The Eye and Nervous System: Their Diagnostic Relations by William Campbell Posey, William Gibson Spiller (1906)
"As defined by Kussmaul, apraxia is the loss of the memory of the uses of things and the understanding of the signs by which things are expressed. ..."

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