Definition: Terminal restlessness is a common symptom at the end of life. Symptoms may include inability to relax, picking at clothing or sheets, confusion and agitation, and trying to climb out of bed.
Also Known As: restlessness, agitation
From Angela Morrow, RN, former About.com Guide
Updated June 30, 2008
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