Apraxia



a disorder of the nervous system, characterized by an inability to perform purposeful movements, but not accompanied by a loss of sensory function or paralysis.
Historical Examples

Similar to apraxia is “aphasia” or loss of ability to speak.
Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

The one form of memory disturbance is called “Word Amnesia;” the other is called “apraxia.”
Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley

When the abscess is on the left side, apraxia and motor aphasia may be present.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

noun
a disorder of the central nervous system caused by brain damage and characterized by impaired ability to carry out purposeful muscular movements
n.

1877, medical Latin, from German apraxie (H. Steinthal, 1871), from Greek apraxia “inaction,” from privative prefix a- (see a- (3)) + praxis “a doing, action, business” (see praxis).

apraxia a·prax·i·a (ā-prāk’sē-ə)
n.

A disorder of voluntary movement consisting of the partial or complete inability to execute purposeful movements without the impairment of muscular power and coordination.

A psychomotor defect characterized by the inability to make proper use of a known object.

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