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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 !

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Here too--indeed precisely in this area--a new beginning was missed and, at least in the mainstream of state propaganda, the sort of purely agitational art he'd criticised since the Kaiserreich prevailed.
It is often the case that the cumulative effect of several agitational articles on the same text written from different theoretical orientations gradually generates a more propagandists reading of a novel and why edited collections of essays on the same work provide a valuable diversity of opinions and richness of scope.
Further the [F.sub.18] was subjected to analyze the effect of osmotic pressure and agitational intensity on in vitro drug release.
For each, then, the documentary mimetic function was strangely doubled or tripled by the agitational intent: not only is the real reflected in the work, but the represented action of the author in propagandizing is reflected in his or her agitational relationship toward the audience and ultimately is intended to be mirrored in the audience members who are moved to action by the work.
Soviet pilots conducted agitational flights in the village, providing bearded peasants with a baptism-to-utopia via air flight.
These included revolutionary struggle against private enterprise, democratizing consumption for the working classes, and establishing efficient and dignified norms of buying, selling, and consumption compatible with a socialist lifestyle; and (2) GUM's utilization of mass marketing, merchandising, and agitational advertising and promotions to publicize those and other of the regime's goals and achievements to the population.
Said's broad-brush Foucauldian "technique of trouble" or "agitational method"--his approving phrase for Swift--is sharply pointed in Hussein's final chapter, "Culture and Barbarism: Eurocentric Thought and Imperialism." Following Adorno, "It is the barbaric element in culture itself which must be recognized," in terms of ironic "discrepancies," between Western values and the Western abuse of power.
Early Congress of Industrial Organization [CIO] Union buttons Dues and agitational buttons from the mass production unions of the 1930s and 1940s.
("Carey") McWilliams was a master rhetorician, whose agitational speeches literally stopped people in their tracks as he held forth at the campus' famous Sather Gate.
Counterpublics, according to research concerning the public sphere, play a dual role `as spaces of withdrawal and regroupment; and as bases and training grounds for agitational activities directed towards the wider public' (p.
Yet he was compelled to take up an agitational stance when longtime companion David became disabled by AIDS-related illnesses -- lack of domestic-partner health coverage shoved huge medical bills onto Nat alone.
Extant archival materials indicate that by the late 1920s he had written several compositions for full orchestra; a Chamber Symphony; a Violin Concerto; much chamber music for various groups of instruments; sonatas for violin and piano, viola and piano, and piano solo; many piano miniature pieces; art songs; and utilitarian songs of the "agitational propaganda" type that extolled the 1917 Revolution and praised the virtues of the proletariat.