Search Login Register

Apraxias (Dyspraxia) Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Dyspraxia; Apraxia; Apraxia of Phonation; Apraxia, Articulatory; Apraxia, Developmental Verbal Show All >>

Networked: 375 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 33 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Apraxias

Efficacy Chart >>
Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 24 Generic
  2. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 1 outcome in 15 results : IBA
  3. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 77 Generic
  4. Desipramine (Pertofrane) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 22 Generic
  5. Amitriptyline (Elavil) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 198 Generic
  6. Amantadine (Aman) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 20 Generic
  7. TNFR-Fc fusion protein (etanercept) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2
  8. aripiprazole (Abilify) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 4
  9. amsonic acid (DAS) : 8 studies in 23 results : IBA
  10. dicarboxydine (DCD) : 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
Show All >>

Diseases Related to Apraxias

  1. Blepharospasm
  2. Stroke (Strokes)
  3. Paresis (Hemiparesis)
  4. Ideomotor Apraxia
  5. Seizures (Seizure)
Show All >>

Key Therapies for Apraxias

Efficacy Chart >>
  1. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 31 results
  2. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results
  3. Pallidotomy : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Blepharoplasty : 1 outcome in 1 result
  5. Eyeglasses (Spectacles) : 1 outcome in 1 result
Show All >>

CureHunter Inc. provides medical information and specifically does NOT provide medical advice.
© Copyright 2003-2016 CureHunter Inc., MeSH copyright NLM, Journal Articles copyright original owners.