ideomotor apraxia


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, ideomotor apraxia
a form of apraxia in which simple acts are incapable of being performed, presumably because the connections between the cortical centers that control volition and the motor cortex are interrupted.
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ideomotor apraxia

Neurology The inability to demonstrate the use of simple objects in absence of motor weakness
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i·de·o·ki·net·ic a·prax·ia,

ideomotor apraxia (id'ē-ō-ki-net'ik ă-prak'sē-ă, id'ē-ō-mō'tŏr)
A motor disorder in which simple acts are incapable of being performed, presumably because the connections between the cortical centers that control volition and the motor cortex are interrupted.
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Ideomotor apraxia is the inability to perform motor responses on verbal command (for example, a patient cannot pinch his nose when asked but is able to do so spontaneously).
Relatives may complain that the patient is able to wash a cup by him- or herself but is too "stubborn" to do so when asked, which may indicate an ideomotor apraxia. In the assessment of agnosia, patients may not be able to convey their difficulty finding words or remembering the names of objects, so capacity should be determined with specific questions.
Ideomotor apraxia involves difficulty in coordinating movements.
Ideomotor apraxia involves difficulty in coordinating movements such that a tool makes the correct motions in space.