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Apraxia: A disorder of skilled movement not due to tremors, weakness, akinesia or abnormal tone or posture. See detailed information below for a list of 26 causes of Apraxia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to execute or carry out learned (familiar) movements, despite having the desire and the physical ability to perform the movements. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Apraxia Information Page: NINDS)
Apraxia is a neurological disorder characterized by loss of the ability to... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Apraxia Information Page: NINDS)
A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Inability to make purposeful movements
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Loss of ability to perform familiar, purposeful movements in the absence of paralysis or other neural sensorimotor impairment.
- (Source - CRISP)
Apraxia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Apraxia, or a subtype of Apraxia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)
The list of organs typically affected by Apraxia may include, but is not limited to:
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Medical Conditions associated with Apraxia:
Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
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