Definition of Catalepsy

1. Noun. A trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli.

Generic synonyms: Hypersomnia
Derivative terms: Cataleptic



Definition of Catalepsy

1. n. A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be given them, while the action of the heart and lungs continues.

Definition of Catalepsy

1. Noun. (pathology) severe bodily condition, described in psychiatric pathology, marked by sudden rigidity, fixation of posture, and loss of contact with environmental conditions ¹

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Definition of Catalepsy

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Medical Definition of Catalepsy

1. Sustained immobility of postures or physical attitude. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catalepsy

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catalepsy (current term)
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Literary usage of Catalepsy

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1. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"Petetin attributed the attack of catalepsy to erethism of the cerebral substance and ... Pau de St. Martin regarded catalepsy as a transient modification or ..."

2. A Treatise on Diseases of the Nervous System by William Alexander Hammond (1871)
"catalepsy. ALTHOUGH there are no post-mortem appearances characteristic of ... catalepsy is an affection marked by the occurrence of peculiar paroxysms at ..."

3. The Law of Psychic Phenomena: A Working Hypothesis for the Systematic Study by Thomson Jay Hudson (1908)
"catalepsy. — East Indian Fakirs buried alive for Months. — Fundamental Errors. ... The Appalling Dangers of catalepsy. — The Proper Treatment. ..."

4. The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Exhibiting a Concise View of the (1850)
"Coelius Aurelianus has the credit of being the first physician to separate catalepsy from other nervous diseases, and to describe faithfully the signs and ..."

5. The practice of medicine by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1869)
"catalepsy.—ECSTACY. These wonderful diseases are very rare, ... An interesting report of a well-marked case of catalepsy, which was admitted into St. ..."

6. Sleep Psychologically Considered with Reference to Sensation and Memory by Blanchard Fosgate (1850)
"catalepsy. IT is not our purpose to give a detailed account of catalepsy ... The distinction, however, between catalepsy and other affections likely to be ..."

7. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"catalepsy. Catalepsia. By catalepsy a peculiar state of illness is meant in which the animai is incapable of performing voluntary movements for a certain ..."

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