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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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He said Dr Qadri had habit of demanding resignations form elected ministers and his latest remarks about toppling of PML-N government and starting of nationwide agitation was nothing except a political gimmick to keep himself alive in politics.
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What is it that was there in the earlier agitations but is not this time?
New Delhi, June 10 -- Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a cartoon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus.
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KATHMANDU, May 7 -- Minister for Information and Communications Shankar Pokharel said on Friday that the agitation launched by the UCPN (Maoist) is against people's desire and cannot give an outlet to the present political deadlock.
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).
There were agitations but ultimately the government announced a package and kept the state united," he said.
Karunanidhi's statement comes in the wake of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa and PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss announcing agitations opposing the land acquisition.
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Some industrialists from the state have claimed the ongoing agitation has caused severe damage to Brand Hyderabad.