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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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As well as showing little self-awareness concerning the use of both "strata" and "masses" to describe Canadian workers, this is particularly damning self-criticism, as legal education and agitational campaigns against legal repression are the very reasons for the CLDL's functioning.
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Even the growing incidence of police stop-and-search on men of 'Muslim appearance', was elevated to a front-page cause celebre by The Guardian on 29 March, complete with agitational photography (a picture not of stop-and-search, but of a faceless man arrested and handcuffed
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The reactions of lecture audiences are extremely difficult to reconstruct, but what overwhelmingly characterizes the published comments on the lectures both of the key lecturing sages such as Carlyle, Emerson, Ruskin, Morris, and Carpenter, popularizers such as Dawson and Huxley, religious lecturers such as George Gilfillan, Peter Mackenzie, and Marmaduke Miller, and indeed most of the small army of "organic intellectuals" whose lectures serviced the diverse agitational sub-cultures of nineteenth-century Britain, is an emphasis on their content, the arguments deployed, the evidence adduced, the philosophies propounded.