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restless tossing to and fro in acute illness.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. A false boasting or claim, especially one detrimental to the interests of another.
2. Extreme restlessness or tossing in bed, as can occur with some forms of acute disease.
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jac·ti·ta·tion, jactation (jak'ti-tā'shŭn, jak-tāshŭn)
Extreme restlessness or tossing about from side to side.
[L. jactatio, a tossing, fr. jacto, pp. -atus, to throw]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
1. The extreme restlessness and tossing of delirium.
2. Sudden, irregular jerking or twitching. From the Latin jactitare, to throw out or to make a display.
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