- 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.
Origin of apraxia
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- 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
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Word Origin and History for apraxia
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- 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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