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Pronunciation: ă-bū′lē-ă


  1. Loss or impairment of the ability to perform voluntary actions or to make decisions.
  2. Reduction in speech, movement, thought, and emotional reaction; a common result of bilateral frontal lobe disease.

Synonym(s): aboulia

[G. a- priv. + boulē, will]

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