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Agitation n. a state of increased but typically purposeless and repetitious activity, as in psychomotor agitation. agitophasia n. very rapid and cluttered speech in which sounds, words, or parts of words are omitted or distorted. Also called agitolalia. agnosia n. loss or impairment of the ability to recognize or appreciate the nature of sensory stimuli due to brain damage or disorder. Recognition impairment is profound and specific to a particular sensory modality. auditory agnosia, tactile agnosia, and visual agnosia are the most common types, and each has a variety of subtypes.
A manifestation of aphasia characterized by loss or impairment of the ability to use speech that conforms to grammatical rules, such as those governing word order, verb tense, and subject–verb agreement. It is distinct from syntactic aphasia, which is a more specific manifestation involving loss or impairment only of the ability to adhere to rules governing syntax, that is, to correctly combine or sequence words in sentences. Also called dysgrammatism. agranulocytosis n. a decline in the number of certain white blood cells (neutrophils), typically as a result of an immune reaction to a drug or other chemical or the toxic effect of this substance on the bone marrow, causing production of white blood cells to fall.
Akinetic adj. characterized by loss of voluntary movement not due to paralysis. akinetic mutism an absence or gross reduction of voluntary movements and speech, although the individual does follow eye movements. The condition is associated with damage to the anterior cingulate gyrus and supplementary motor area in the mesial part of the frontal lobes. Akineton n. a trade name for biperiden. alalia n. partial or total inability to speak. Although mostly historical now, the term is occasionally used as a synonym for mutism.