left-sided apraxia

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An impairment of ability to carry out verbal requests with the left hand, resulting from damage to the corpus callosum, preventing impulses from the left hemisphere, where language is processed, from reaching the right motor cortex, where control of the left side of the body is located. Also called callosal apraxia, sympathetic apraxia, unilateral limb apraxia. See also apraxia, disconnection syndrome.

Subjects: Psychology.

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