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Definition of Echopraxia

Echopraxia: The involuntary imitation of the movements of another person. Echopraxia is a feature of schizophrenia (especially the catatonic form), Tourette syndrome, and some other neurologic diseases. From echo + the Greek praxia meaning action.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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