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agitation

 [aj″ĭ-ta´shun]
extreme restlessness, as manifested in depression and other mental disorders. Called also psychomotor agitation.

agitation

/ag·i·ta·tion/ (aj″ĭ-ta´shun) excessive, purposeless cognitive and motor activity or restlessness, usually associated with a state of tension or anxiety. Called also psychomotor a.

agitation

a state of chronic restlessness and increased psychomotor activity generally observed as an expression of emotional tension and characterized by purposeless, restless activity. Pacing, talking, crying, and laughing sometimes are characteristic and may serve to release nervous tension associated with anxiety, fear, or other mental stress. agitate, v.

agitation

Neurology A state of restless anxiety Clinical ↑ nonpurposeful motor activity, usually associated with internal tension–eg, ants in pants, fidgeting, pacing, pulling of clothes

agitation

A state of mind, usually due to anxiety or tension, which causes obvious restlessness.

agitation,

n 1. the shaking of a substance, either for mixing ingredients or to remove debris or buildup from an object within the substance, such as a removable oral prosthetic.
2. the intentional, usually mild, disturbance of the skin, mucosa, or other surface (e.g., with a wooden interdental cleaner or probe instrument) to determine if infection or disease is present. If agitated surfaces bruise or bleed easily, or are otherwise disrupted (e.g., develop a lesion), the presence of a pathologic condition should be suspected.
3. a psychosomatic condition represented by uncontrollable or excessive body movements. The psychologic aspect may often indicate the presence of unresolved stress.

Patient discussion about agitation

Q. i have restless legs at night . could someone help me with what meds i should take

A. I suffered badly from RLS for several years. I then went to see a Neurologist about it. He prescribed a medication for the RLS, and within days the problem was gone. The sense of relief was amazing. However, one has to take the medicine all the time - if I forget to take mine, then the symptoms come back. Nevertheless, it is great to be completely free of the problem !

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On the contrary Demirbilek17 reported fentanyl had no effects on the agitation behavior but the author neglected the sedative effects of residue thiopental sodium.
The primary outcome measures were scores on the agitation subscale of the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale (NBRS-A)--which assesses agitation, hostility /uncooperativeness, and disinhibition--and scores on a modified version of the Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study-Clinical Global Impression of Change (ADCS-CGIC) scale.
According to Swift and colleagues, "The data indicate that it has utility in assessing the efficacy of agents that treat agitation and that have a calming effect in patients with psychosis" (p.
Pooled analysis of 2 RCTs that examined a total of 250 outpatients with Alzheimer's disease found that sertraline and fluoxetine produced a statistically, but not clinically, significant difference in the Cohen Mansfield Agitation Inventory total score.
Definitely, there are lesser women this time, but that is mostly because right now it is the middle of the week, come weekend and I am sure the numbers would increase," Sharada Baswal, a Gautam Budh Nagar based housewife, who attended the ongoing agitation said.
The anti-Hindi agitation marked a watershed in Tamil Nadu's politics with DMK making it a focal point of its movement that among other factors ultimately brought the Dravidian party to power unseating the Congress in 1967.
We considered that agitation had occurred when the agitation score was rated 3 or 4 over 10 minutes during the PACU stay.
Rather, in Roscommon at least, instances of agitation where sectarianism was the motive or cause were relatively rare and, where they did occur, were confined to the petty commercial and strong farming classes.
Environmental modifications, individualized responses, and other approaches should always be tried as a first-line response to agitation.
While the use of air agitation (supplied by a blower) was the standard method of agitating acid copper solutions for many years, circuit board designs have evolved to include more higher-density and smaller-diameter vias.
Postoperative agitation is common in children after general anesthesia, especially in young children who are given inhalational agents such as sevoflurane.
Other commonly reported adverse events include arrhythmia, palpitations, tachycardia, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, decreased appetite, reduced weight gain during prolonged use, arthralgia, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, dizziness, drowsiness, dyskinesia, headache, hyperactivity, abnormal behaviour, aggression, agitation, anorexia, anxiety, depression, irritability, alopecia, pruritus, rash, and urticaria.