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Apraxia

Synonym(s)

  • apraxias
  • dyspraxia

Definition(s)

Inability to execute complex coordinated movements resulting from lesions in the motor area of the cortex but involving no sensory impairment or paralysis.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Loss of ability to perform familiar, purposeful movements in the absence of paralysis or other neural sensorimotor impairment.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Loss or impairment of the ability to execute complex coordinated movements without impairment of the muscles or senses.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014