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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.
agitationNeurology 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.
agitationA 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
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