[ uh-prak-see-uh, ey-prak- ]
/ əˈpræk si ə, eɪˈpræk- /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM apraxiaa·prac·tic [uh-prak-tik, ey-prak-], /əˈpræk tɪk, eɪˈpræk-/, a·prax·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for apraxia
When the abscess is on the left side, apraxia and motor aphasia may be present.
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
British Dictionary definitions for apraxia
/ (əˈpræksɪə) /
a disorder of the central nervous system caused by brain damage and characterized by impaired ability to carry out purposeful muscular movements
Derived forms of apraxiaapraxic or apractic, adjective
Word Origin for apraxia
C19: via New Latin from Greek: inactivity, from a- 1 + praxis action
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Medical definitions for apraxia
[ ā-prăk′sē-ə ]
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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