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agitation

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

agitation

/ag·i·ta·tion/ (aj″ĭ-ta´shun) excessive, purposeless cognitive and motor activity or restlessness, usually associated with a state of tension or anxiety. Called also psychomotor a.

agitation

a state of chronic restlessness and increased psychomotor activity generally observed as an expression of emotional tension and characterized by purposeless, restless activity. Pacing, talking, crying, and laughing sometimes are characteristic and may serve to release nervous tension associated with anxiety, fear, or other mental stress. agitate, v.

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.

agitation,

n 1. the shaking of a substance, either for mixing ingredients or to remove debris or buildup from an object within the substance, such as a removable oral prosthetic.
2. the intentional, usually mild, disturbance of the skin, mucosa, or other surface (e.g., with a wooden interdental cleaner or probe instrument) to determine if infection or disease is present. If agitated surfaces bruise or bleed easily, or are otherwise disrupted (e.g., develop a lesion), the presence of a pathologic condition should be suspected.
3. a psychosomatic condition represented by uncontrollable or excessive body movements. The psychologic aspect may often indicate the presence of unresolved stress.

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 !

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ISLAMABAD -- Former Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry's Rs 20 billion defamation notice to Imran Khan has provided a timely ideal opportunity to the PTI chief to abandon his upcoming agitational "agenda" and settle his rigging allegations in the highest
It's just the force of her restless agitational politics wrapped in personality politics that's at the core of her success.
In a statement on Saturday, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said Qadri, by doing that, wanted to disunite the nation and shift the focus from Zarb e Azb to his agitational politics.
We had no leader and no agitational programmes were undertaken before the polls.
Hall Road Traders Association, former President Khawaja Salahud Din said agitational politics had always made serious dent on business activities adding that futile tirades of PTI and PPP against an elected government would hamper economic growth in the country.
ISLAMABAD, January 14, 2012 (Frontier Star): Ultimately, opposition partiers have succeeded to agree PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif to change the government through vote, rejecting agitational moves by the party.
Banerjee's desperate attempts to root out the CPI ( M), there is a feeling that the run- up to the Assembly election will witness a rash of agitational politics and spiralling violence.
LAHORE -- Leaders of various trade bodies have expressed concern over the agitational politics of Pakistan TehrikeInsaf (PTI) and said it would serve nothing but to affect country's economy.
The Premier said PPP Government in AJK was willing to share power with PML-N provided the party shuns its agitational course and agrees to finding political solution to the issues.
What kind of agitational politics will it require to get the government to be accountable?
Demanding constitution of commission for probing allegations of rigging, letter for which had already been written by prime minister to the Supreme Court, he hoped, after it Imran Khan would defer his plan to launch movement against the government to save the country from agitational politics.
ISLAMABAD, October 06, 2011 (Frontier Star): Rejecting the oppositions agitational politics, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday said any change of government could come only through parliament and a vote of no confidence.