Copropraxia


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copropraxia

(kō-praks'ē-ah),
Obscene gesturing seen in Tourette syndrome.
[copro- + G. praxis, action, behavior]
Making obscene gestures, a complex motor tic performed quasi-involuntarily by patients with Tourette syndrome

Copropraxia

The involuntary display of unacceptable/obscene gestures.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome
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Complex motor tics tend to be slower and appear purposeful--for example, hopping, kissing, touching objects, echopraxia (imitating others' movements) and copropraxia (obscene gestures).
The verbal tics may also be expressed as coprolalia (the involuntary use of obscene words or socially inappropriate words and phrases) or copropraxia (obscene gestures).
Both coprolalia and copropraxia are uncommon, occurring in less than 15 per cent of sufferers, and neither is necessary for the diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome.
Some of those conditions are (a) a lack of inhibition control, (b) speech problems (palalalia, coprolalia, echolalia and stuttering), (c) copropraxia (use of obscene gestures), (d) echopraxia (imitating the behaviors of others), (e) poor handwriting (Davidovicz, 1994; Meyers, 1998), and (f) limitations associated with any comorbid conditions the person may have.