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agitation

 [aj″ĭ-ta´shun]
extreme restlessness, as manifested in depression and other mental disorders. Called also psychomotor agitation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

agitation

A state of mind, usually due to anxiety or tension, which causes obvious restlessness.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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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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These tests simulate the real-world transportation of gas cylinders and is designed to deliberately agitate the cylinder's contents evaluating their stability for their safe handling.
(To observe) maximum tolerance; the rallyists will agitate us; avoid being agitated.
Some of the victims of these raids have criminal records, while others merely agitate on behalf of repulsive political views.