Pronounced: ah-PRAX-ee-ahEn Español (Spanish Version)
Apraxia happens when you are unable to do learned movements or signals. You may have the desire and the physical ability to do the movements, but you cannot. There are many types of apraxia.
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Apraxia is caused by diseases or damage in the brain, such as:
Last reviewedMarch 2014by Rimas Lukas, MD
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