Science / Psychiatry / Agitation
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, . . . View Full Definition
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, . . . View Full Definition
Surge Marks: Streaks on the image from each of the sprockets holes of 35mm film caused by excessive agitation.
Mackie Line: Is an effect sometime found on a negative or print, in which a light line forms along the boundaries of the darkest image areas. It may also be caused during processing by the diffusion of e . . . View Full Definition
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.
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 stim . . . View Full Definition
Anxiolytics: Medications used to reduce serious anxiety, tension, and agitation. They used to be known as minor tranquilizers.
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.