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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.
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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Monday released an order which prohibiting all protests and agitations in the varsity campus.
As a result, such agitations insured the politicization of almost the complete delivery system of what was modern Nepal.
But most of the studies have not linked agitations in the region with intergroup relations.
Mushahid Ullah said there is no any logic of PTI's agitation after the rejection of their politics of agitation in recent elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Jat reservation leaders threaten to resume agitation if
While the plantation sector has reeled under the wave of agitations, the tourism sector in Munnar has also been hardly hit because workers are resorting to road blockades at all arterial points in Munnar.
"The 1938 and 1965 anti-Hindi agitations are moments of pride for DMK.
Compared to previous agitations, the Maoist's agitation this time is different and it is like a military in nature, Pokharel said.
Every time, the political agitations start after the festival season (Dasain, Tihar and Chhat) and ends along with the beginning of the rainy season.
The traffic remains affected between Titwala and Kasara, while commuters have been advised to "desist from such agitations as this will only prolong the restoration work which will now go up to 10-11 am".
He said industry should focus only on development, without bothering about political agitations. " Let us think of only development.