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abulia

 [ah-bu´le-ah]
lack of will or willpower; inability to make decisions. adj. adj abu´lic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·bu·li·a

(ă-bū'lē-ă),
1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction; a common result of bilateral frontal lobe disease.
Synonym(s): aboulia
[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

abulia

also

aboulia

(ə-bo͞o′lē-ə, -byo͞o′-)
n.
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.

a·bu′lic (-lĭk) adj.
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Abulia

Neurology A neurologic symptom characterised by reduced motor and cognitive activity coupled with indifference to the consequences of one’s action.
Psychiatry Lack of will or motivation, often expressed as inability to make decisions.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

abulia

Neurology ↓ action and thought coupled with indifference or lack of concern about the consequences of action Psychiatry Lack of will or motivation, often expressed as inability to make decisions. See Anhedonia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a·bu·li·a

(ā-bū'lē-ă)
1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction; a common result of bilateral frontal lobe disease.
[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

abulia

Loss or impairment of the ability to act decisively, make decisions, or perform actions. Abulia may be caused by DEPRESSION, TUMOUR or other disorders of the frontal lobes of the brain, PREFRONTAL LEUCOTOMY, STROKE or intoxication with NEUROLEPTIC drugs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

a·bu·li·a

(ā-bū'lē-ă)
1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction.
[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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(37) Many case reports describe abulia and akinetic mutism after cerebral infarction or hemorrhage, although the incidence of these disorders is unknown.
If Rassegnazione satirically underlines the conceptual leap from Aurispa's abulia to Cantelmo's superomismo, it finally reflects something of Capuana's qualified critical respect for the later D'Annunzio.
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Esta sociedade servil, que a democracia tambem promove, e consequencia de um cidadao que vende o seu estatuto (por passividade, abulia, ou indiferenca), mas tambem porque quem governa deseja manter essa posicao de poder diferenciado: todo o cidadao, conceptualmente, possui o direito ao poder mas, tal como sempre, uns mandam e os outros obedecem; e obedecem, nao raras vezes, por medo (12).
Es de resaltar que el analisis factorial separo los sintomas negativos en dos dimensiones: "aplana miento afectivo y alogia" y "abulia y aislamiento social".