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abulia

 [ah-bu´le-ah]
lack of will or willpower; inability to make decisions. adj. adj abu´lic.

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]

abulia

/abu·lia/ (ah-boo´le-ah)
1. loss or deficiency of will power, initiative, or drive.
2. akinetic mutism that is less than total.abu´lic

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.

abulia

[əbo̅o̅′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, a + boule, without will
a loss of the ability or a reduced capacity to exhibit initiative or to make decisions. Also spelled aboulia.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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]
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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.
E esta persistente ausencia de concretizacao do ideal democratico que tem gerado uma incapacidade sentida de controlar a propria vida, de se deixar arrebatar por projetos politicos mobilizadores e transformadores, que levam o homem a uma condicao de abulia que se tem manifestado num abstencionismo politico, a um estado de profunda angustia, de perda de sentido de projecao para o futuro.
En Teillier, la presencia del objeto larico traduce la nostalgia y abulia del hablante en afecto y arraigo a lo propio, a ese mundo caritativo y comunitario de la provincia; afecto que emplea para evadirse tanto de la angustia existencial cuanto de la indiferencia.
Es un discurso que asocia el gesto del recorrido con el andar del caminante, no solo como doloroso destino asumido, imagen presente en "La que camina" de la Mistral en Lagar, sino como un modo de volcar toda la energia en una posibilidad de cambio que persiste junto al fluir de la conciencia en el desgarro, la abulia o la inercia, que impiden avanzar.
Por ello, publicar un libro en Mexico representa, para cualquier autor mexicano, un gran logro, pero reeditarlo es, sin duda, el signo de un genuino y loable triunfo contra la abulia de un publico que, en general, prefiere no leer.
3) Claro esta que si la abulia es considerada como enfermedad (y, por lo tanto, como algo necesariamente temporal y no permanente; si no, estariamos ante una anormalidad constitutiva) el narrador se preocupara de dejar abierta la posibilidad de una curacion, de una rectificacion satisfactoria que suponga la recuperacion de la normalidad.
Graham wants to show how neurasthenia and abulia (indecision or lack of will) governed the brothers James, while indicating their interest in theories as diverse as pragmatism, phalanstery (socialist housing), and the second law of thermodynamics.
Holmes es tambien ciclotimico: capaz de sumirse en la mayor abulia y de salir de ella en un santiamen con una verdadera explosion de actividad fisica y mental, vive en constante lucha contra el aburrimiento y utiliza cocaina endovenosa como estimulante mental.
Las estrategias del poder, los egoismos, la abulia no cristalizan; se dispersan y ganan batallas por goleada.
I remember a case from early in my training of a woman with a late-onset mood disorder with abulia, wide-based gait, and urinary incontinence, in addition to withdrawal and loss of pleasure.
Del Paso fue directo: Considero que "Mexico es un pais en decadencia" provocado por "mucho gobernante inepto y codicioso" y por "la profunda abulia y el escepticismo del pueblo".