praxis-, -praxsis, -praxia, -praxic, -praxi-
(Greek > Latin: to do, to exercise, doing; action, activity, practice; the opposite of theory; from the stem of prassein, "to do, to act")
"The man explained his hyperpraxia by saying, 'I'm telling you, doc, my hands aren't clenching now, but somebody's moving my hands without my wanting them to move!' "
"One explanation for the patient's hyperpraxias could be that they were caused by low calcium levels which are known to make people anxious or even psychotic, probably by changing the way nerve signals are transmitted in the brain."
"The doctor explained that the man's hyperpraxic condition could be a result of a lack of calcium which helps to sustain cardiac muscle contraction because all of the muscles require calcium to work properly. Low calcium also explains the patient's twitching hands because without enough calcium, skeletal muscles can go into spasms."
Working in the kitchen can be dangerous when someone, like Jane, suffers from ideational apraxia and is not sure how to use kitchen equipment correctly.
"Those neural instructions were stored by previous motor experiences when simple-single acts could be performed but those who have ideomotor apraxias can't do a sequence of associated actions."
"Despite having a trainer, the client continued to experience motor apraxia and was unable to ride his bicycle safely."
Parapraxia is also known as a "Freudian slip" or "a slip of the tongue", a minor error in speech or action that turns out to be what the person really wanted to say or to do.
While the error of a parapraxis tends to be laughed off, Freud saw the process as a compromise between the fulfillment of an unconscious wish and a conscious effort to repress it.2. A motor disturbance or an abnormal movement of a body part in which the patient is unable to carry out desired movements and who performs unintended actions: Manfred's parapraxis resulted at times in his accidentally stumbling or walking in an awkward way on a level surface while being sober and alert.
3. Etymology: "faulty action, blunder"; from Modern Latin which comes from para-. "contrary, irregular" + Greek praxis, "a doing, a transaction, a business"; from the stem of prattein. "to do".
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"Through long hours of practice, her sister acquired the praxis of playing the piano."
"The praxes include the practical applications or exercises of knowledge, as opposed to theories."
"The geography class he was taking stressed the praxis of knowledge by scheduling several study trips to the countryside."3. The habitual or usual practice or custom of doing something: "The man has a series of praxes at the fitness studio that include disciplined exercises that have been devised to keep him healthy and in good physical condition."
"The praxis of our neighborhood is to take cookies to new neighbors when they first move in."