Copropraxia is a tic consisting of involuntarily performing obscene or forbidden gestures, or inappropriate touching. Copropraxia comes from the Greek κόπρος meaning "feces" and πράξις meaning "action". Copropraxia is a rare characteristic of Tourette syndrome.
Related terms are coprolalia, referring to involuntary usage of profane words, and coprographia, making vulgar writings or drawings.
- ^ a b Shimberg, Elaine Fantle (1995). Living with Tourette Syndrome. New York: Simon & Schuster. page 31. ISBN 0-684-81160-X
- ^ Coprolalia. Dictionary.com, Accessed 21 November 2006.