agitation

(redirected from agitated)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to agitated: agitated depression

agitation

 [aj″ĭ-ta´shun]
extreme restlessness, as manifested in depression and other mental disorders. Called also psychomotor agitation.

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.

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 !

More discussions about agitation
References in periodicals archive ?
A man who was continually agitated is now calm because they can show him picture books that will take him back to his past.
Videos uploaded to YouTube show some of the scuffles, one showing an agitated man wildly waving a large Chinese flag in the crowd.
"I saw a commotion over the road and one man was acting quite agitated.
When daylight came, an agitated momma bear could be seen watching over the bin.
 "I think it was scary for quite a few people, one of the passengers I was with became quite agitated and quite upset, but I think the aircrew were marvelous, they were very in control of the situation, they were calming passengers."
Biary, who is now assistant professor and director of the medical toxicology fellowship at New York University, said: "In an emergency department you may encounter patients who are agitated to the point of violence.
Current accepted methodologies for cultivating Staphylococcus aureus in a laboratory setting recommend broth enrichment but are unclear regarding the necessity of agitated incubation [4, 5].
Offering more than 175 years of experience in designing and building process equipment, Ross is equipped to accept a wide range of custom fabrication projects --from simple jacketed vessels and agitated tanks to pressurized reactors and large tank farms.
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm THERE'S much ado about a note in this episode, when Finn discovers an agitated Emma at Wylie's Farm and sees her shove the note into her pocket.
Driver struggled over handcuffs AN agitated man struggled with police as they tried to handcuff him.
Agitated behaviors are exhibited during the discrete stage of TBI recovery that is associated with acute confusion, posttraumatic amnesia, and lack of consistent orientation (Corrigan, Mysiw, Gribble, & Chock, 1992).
The re-engineered project utilizes agitated tank leach processing of copper oxide mineralization to produce cathode copper, followed by agitated tank leach cyanidation and carbon-in-leach (CIL) processing for recovery of gold and silver in dore.