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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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This natural action, arguing complete self-mastery, and showing her in one of those feminine attitudes which William found adorable, did more than any argument to compose his agitation.
While the plantation sector has reeled under the wave of agitations, the tourism sector in Munnar has also been hardly hit because workers are resorting to road blockades at all arterial points in Munnar.
Thiruvananthapuram: The agitation among plantation workers in Kerala appears set to aggravate, with cardamom plantation workers, too, being drawn into the demand for higher wages.
They have decided not to venture into the sea for fishing and lined up protests and other agitations.
He said industry should focus only on development, without bothering about political agitations.
Compared to previous agitations, the Maoist's agitation this time is different and it is like a military in nature, Pokharel said.
Thiruvananthapuram Ruling and opposition members nearly came to blows in the Kerala assembly over their disagreement over how police have dealt with student agitations over the past couple of days.
25 (ANI): The Gujjar community has intensified their agitation demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs and educational agitations in Rajasthan.
These are all speculations," Rao said, adding that the agitations might affect the future business prospects of the companies, but not the existing ones.
The hotel industry has reportedly estimated a loss of Rs 130 crore in the last three weeks, thanks to a sharp decline in occupancy rate because of agitations and bandhs.
The tribals under Mahato had a free run for nine months with the police withdrawing from the camps, before the paramilitary troops recaptured Lalgarh from the Maoists who were fuelling the tribal agitations.
Lalgarh, (WB), Sep 27 (ANI): An elusive tribal leader Chhatradhar Mahato, who has been spearheading an agitation since November last year against alleged police excesses in West Midnapore's troubled Lalgarh area, was arrested here on Saturday.