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echopraxia

 [ek″o-prak´se-ah]
stereotyped imitation of the movements of another person; seen sometimes in catatonic schizophrenia and Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome.
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ech·o·prax·i·a

(ek'ō-prak'sē-ă),
Involuntary imitation of movements made by another. See: echopathy.
Synonym(s): echomotism
[echo + G. praxis, action]
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echopraxia

(ĕk′ō-prăk′sē-ə)
n.
The involuntary imitation of movements made by others, sometimes occurring in people with schizophrenia and certain other mental disorders.
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echopraxia

Neurology The parroting by a Pt of another person's actions, which may be seen in catatonic schizophrenia. See Schizophrenia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ech·o·prax·i·a

, echopraxis (ek'ō-prak'sē-ă, -praksis)
Involuntary imitation of movements made by another.
See: echopathy
Synonym(s): echomotism.
[echo + G. praxis, action]
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echopraxia

An abnormal, compulsive or involuntary mimicking of the actions of another person.
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Echopraxia

The imitation of the movement of another individual.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome
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ech·o·prax·i·a

, echopraxis (ek'ō-prak'sē-ă, -praksis)
Involuntary imitation of movements made by another.
See: echopathy
Synonym(s): echomotism.
[echo + G. praxis, action]
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