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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.
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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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echopraxia

An abnormal, compulsive or involuntary mimicking of the actions of another person.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Echopraxia

The imitation of the movement of another individual.
Mentioned in: Tourette Syndrome
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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Diagnostic criteria for catatonia include motoric immobility, excessive motor activity, extreme negativism or mutism, peculiarities of voluntary movement, and echolalia or echopraxia. (5) Two of these symptoms are required to diagnose catatonia in schizophrenia and mood disorder.
Some of those conditions are (a) a lack of inhibition control, (b) speech problems (palalalia, coprolalia, echolalia and stuttering), (c) copropraxia (use of obscene gestures), (d) echopraxia (imitating the behaviors of others), (e) poor handwriting (Davidovicz, 1994; Meyers, 1998), and (f) limitations associated with any comorbid conditions the person may have.
Contagious yawning is triggered involuntarily when we observe another person yawn -- it is a common form of echophenomena -- the automatic imitation of another's words (echolalia) or actions (echopraxia).
There may be automatic obedience or exaggerated cooperation, echopraxia, echolalia or stereotypies.
He exhibited echolalia, echopraxia, inappropriate grimacing and poor fine motor coordination.
(8) The most common features are immobility, waxy flexibility, stupor, mutism, negativism, echolalia, echopraxia, peculiarities of voluntary movement, and rigidity.
This research opens the door to much-needed neurophysiological studies of spontaneous synchronization in monkeys, which could shed light into human behavioral dysfunctions such as those observed in patients with autism spectrum disorders, echopraxia and echolalia - where patients uncontrollably imitate others.
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