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Related to constructional apraxia: prosopagnosia, ideomotor apraxia, dressing apraxia, Gerstmann syndrome, fetor hepaticus, gait apraxia, anosognosia
apraxia manifested as an impairment in activities such as building, assembling, and drawing; caused by parietal lobe lesions.
Etymology: L, construere, to build
a form of apraxia characterized by the inability to copy drawings or to manipulate objects to form patterns or designs. It is caused by a right hemisphere lesion. The deficit is tested by asking the patient to copy two-dimensional geometric patterns, such as circles, squares, diamonds, and hexagons, and to copy three-dimensional structures constructed of 1-inch building blocks.
con·struc·tion·al a·prax·i·a(kŏn-strŭkt'shŭn-ăl ă-praks'ē-ă)
Patient's inability to reproduce geometric designs and figures.
Inability to draw or construct two- or three-dimensional forms or figures and impairment in the ability to integrate perception into kinesthetic images.
See also: apraxia