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Apraxias MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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A group of cognitive disorders characterized by the inability to perform previously learned skills that cannot be attributed to deficits of motor or sensory function. The two major subtypes of this condition are ideomotor (see APRAXIA, IDEOMOTOR) and ideational apraxia, which refers to loss of the ability to mentally formulate the processes involved with performing an action. For example, dressing apraxia may result from an inability to mentally formulate the act of placing clothes on the body. Apraxias are generally associated with lesions of the dominant PARIETAL LOBE and supramarginal gyrus. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp56-7)
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Apraxia of Phonation
Apraxia, Articulatory
Apraxia, Developmental Verbal
Apraxia, Facial-Oral
Apraxia, Gestural
Apraxia, Motor
Apraxia, Oral
Apraxia, Verbal
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
Dressing Apraxia
Dyspraxia, Articulatory
Dyspraxia, Oral
Dyspraxia, Verbal
Ideational Apraxia
Speech And Language Disorder With Orofacial Dyspraxia
Speech-Language Disorder 1
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WL 340.1
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2000; see APRAXIA 1966-1999
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Apraxias Preferred
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