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Copropraxia is a tic consisting of involuntarily performing obscene or forbidden gestures, or inappropriate touching.[1] Copropraxia comes from the Greek κόπρος meaning "feces" and πράξις meaning "action". Copropraxia is a rare characteristic of Tourette syndrome.[1]

Related terms are coprolalia, referring to involuntary usage of profane words,[2] and coprographia, making vulgar writings or drawings.

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  1. ^ a b Shimberg, Elaine Fantle (1995). Living with Tourette Syndrome. New York: Simon & Schuster. page 31. ISBN 0-684-81160-X
  2. ^ Coprolalia., Accessed 21 November 2006.