ideomotor apraxia


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ideomotor apraxia

[′id·ē·ə‚mōd·ər a′pak·sē·ə]
(medicine)
A nervous system disorder caused by lesions of the cerebral cortex in which simple single acts can be performed but not a sequence of associated acts. Also known as ideokinetic apraxia.
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If the patient is unable to perform this task despite collateral confirmation to the contrary, then ideomotor apraxia may be considered.
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.
Ideomotor apraxia involves difficulty in coordinating movements.