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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On admittance, she had dystonic posture of the right foot, first toe, and right hand; bilateral upper and lower limb ideomotor apraxia predominantly on the right leg; bradymimia; mild bradykinesia; and impaired discriminative sensation over bilateral palms.
There is several apraxia that commonly individuals exhibit: limb-kinetically apraxia, where they cannot carry out command with either hand; ideomotor apraxia, where they clumsily execute actions and use the body part itself as an object; and ideational apraxia, where individuals exhibit a special difficulty in running through a sequence of actions smoothly and in the correct order.
In the neuropsychological evaluation, severe cognitive deficits were found: apperceptive visual agnosia, spatial agnosia, constructional apraxia, ideomotor apraxia and a significant alteration in coding and recovery of verbal episodic memory.