apraxia


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a·prax·i·a

 (ā-prăk′sē-ə)
n.
Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment.

[Greek aprāxiā, inaction : a-, without; see a-1 + prāxis, action; see praxis.]

a·prac′tic (ā-prăk′tĭk), a·prax′ic (ā-prăk′sĭk) adj.

apraxia

(əˈpræksɪə)
n
(Pathology) a disorder of the central nervous system caused by brain damage and characterized by impaired ability to carry out purposeful muscular movements
[C19: via New Latin from Greek: inactivity, from a-1 + praxis action]
aˈpraxic, aˈpractic adj

a•prax•i•a

(əˈpræk si ə, eɪˈpræk-)

n.
a nervous disorder characterized by an inability to perform purposeful movements but not with paralysis or a loss of feeling.
[1885–90; < German Apraxie < Greek aprāxía inaction; see a-6, praxis, -ia]
a•prac′tic (-tɪk) a•prax′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apraxia - inability to make purposeful movementsapraxia - inability to make purposeful movements
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
Translations

a·prax·i·a

n. apraxia, falta de coordinación muscular en los movimientos causada por una afección cerebral.

apraxia

n apraxia
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One 8-year-old child had dyslexia, apraxia, and concentration defects; another at 2 months of age was diagnosed with an ischemic brain lesion.
She suffered from gait apraxia which was a deterioration of the part of the brain that co-ordinated movement, and she would sometimes "freeze" and would have to be prompted by someone to take the next step.
Another climber, Isao Kuribara, 42, was confirmed dead Sunday as a result of apraxia, the federation said earlier.
Rescuers are searching for Kazuyoshi Kondo, 59, a resident of Tokyo's Suginami Ward, Yukito Ueno, 47, from the city of Morioka, and the Nepalese Sherpa, along with the body of Isao Kuribara, 42, who was confirmed dead Sunday as a result of apraxia, according to the Japan Workers Alpine Federation.
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I shall approach this issue by focusing on one of the most famous criticisms of ancient skepticism: the apraxia or inactivity argument, which alleges that skepticism (of some stripe) is incompatible with (some sort of) action.
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Constructional apraxia may occur with lesions in either the left or right parietal lobe, although it is more frequent after right parietal damage [ 14].
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