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Echopraxia

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Updated October 02, 2006

Definition:
Echopraxia is the automatic imitation of another's movements without conscious control. It may be a symptom of schizophrenia - especially catatonic schizophrenia - and Tourette Syndrome.

Pronunciation: EH-ko-PRAX-ee-uh

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