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Ataxia vs. Apraxia

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ataxia and Apraxia is that the Ataxia is a medical condition and Apraxia is a agnosia that is a loss of the ability to map out physical actions in order to repeat them in functional activities.

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  • Ataxia (noun)

    Lack of coordination while performing voluntary movements, which may appear to be clumsiness, inaccuracy, or instability.

  • Ataxia (noun)

    The condition of a polymer in which the orientation of the subunits is random

  • Ataxia (noun)

    Disorder; irregularity.

  • Apraxia (noun)

    Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment; specifically, a disorder of motor planning.

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  • Ataxia (noun)

    the loss of full control of bodily movements.

  • Apraxia (noun)

    inability to perform particular purposive actions, as a result of brain damage

    "dressing apraxia"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Ataxia (noun)

    Disorder; irregularity.

  • Ataxia (noun)

    Irregularity in disease, or in the functions.

  • Ataxia (noun)

    Loss of coordination in the voluntary muscles, especially the limbs; an inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; it results in unsteady movements and a staggering gait. See also locomotor ataxia, an ataxia which occurs when attempting to perform coordinated muscular movements.

  • Apraxia (noun)

    inability to make purposeful movements, but without paralysis or loss of sensory function.

Webster Dictionary
  • Ataxia (noun)

    inability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements; unsteady movements and staggering gait

  • Apraxia (noun)

    inability to make purposeful movements

Princeton's WordNet

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