Science / Psychiatry / Agitation: Excessive motor activity that accompanies and is associated with a feeling of inner tension. The activity is usually non-productive and repetitious and consists of such behavior as pacing, fidgeting, wringing of the hands, pulling of clothes, and inability to sit still.

Other Words for Agitation

Agitation Noun Synonyms: shaking, disturbance, churning, stirring, turbulence

Psychomotor Agitation

Science / Psychiatry / Psychomotor Agitation: Excessive motor activity associated with a feeling of inner tension. When severe, agitation may involve shouting and loud complaining. The activity is usually nonproductive and repetitious, and consis MORE


Science / Tides and Currents / Rip: Agitation of water caused by the meeting of currents or by a rapid current setting over an irregular bottom. Termed tide rip when a tidal current is involved. See overfalls. MORE


Life Style / Painting / Thixotropy: The property of a material that causes it to change from a thick, pasty consistency to a fluid consistency upon agitation, brushing or rolling. MORE


Science / Psychiatry / Anxiolytics: Medications used to reduce serious anxiety, tension, and agitation. They used to be known as minor tranquilizers. MORE

Catatonic Behaviour

Science / Psychiatry / Catatonic Behaviour: Marked motor abnormalities including motor immobility (i.e., catalepsy or stupor), certain types of excessive motor activity (apparently purposeless agitation not influenced by external stimuli), extr MORE

Surge Marks

Entertainment / Photography / Surge Marks: Streaks on the image from each of the sprockets holes of 35mm film caused by excessive agitation. MORE