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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

a·prax·i·a

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

n apraxia
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