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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Verbal apraxia, which is the sequencing capacity of syllables within words--fluency involved in the sequence of required movements for oral expression--has its functional learning, ie, the interaction with its own speech production that will lead the child to learn them [1,6].
that the supplements develop and maintain normal, healthy speech and language capabilities in children, including those with verbal apraxia — a motor speech disorder affecting the ability to utter sounds, syllables, and words.
By the definition available on the website of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) located in the United States of America, apraxia of speech, also known as verbal apraxia or dyspraxia, is a speech disorder in which a person encounters difficulties in speaking, he or she is not able to express himself or herself correctly and appropriately (NIDCD 2012).
There were also two presentations on more innovative uses of EPA and DHA, including the use by trauma surgeons to reduce healthcare costs by cutting hospitalization times and complication rates, as well as emerging case studies on the treatment of verbal apraxia in children.
published an article that investigated a familial language disorder, a verbal apraxia, linked to a bilateral reduction in the size of affected individuals' caudate nucleus.