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cat·a·plex·y

 (kăt′ə-plĕk′sē)
n. pl. cat·a·plex·ies
A sudden loss of muscle tone and strength, usually caused by an extreme emotional stimulus.

[From Greek kataplēxis, fixation (of the eyes), from kataplēssein, to astound, terrify : kata-, intensive pref.; see cata- + plēssein, plēk-, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

cat′a·plec′tic (-plĕk′tĭk) adj.

cataplexy

(ˈkætəˌplɛksɪ)
n
1. (Pathology) sudden temporary paralysis, brought on by severe shock
2. (Zoology) a state of complete absence of movement assumed by animals while shamming death
[C19: from Greek kataplēxis amazement, from kataplēssein to strike down (with amazement), confound, from kata- down + plēssein to strike]
ˌcataˈplectic adj

cataplexy

a temporary paralytic or hypnotic state, often brought on by strong emotion. — cataplectic, adj.
See also: Nerves
Translations

cat·a·plex·y

n. cataplejía, pérdida repentina del tono muscular causada por un estado emocional intenso.

cataplexy

n cataplexia
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Alrededor del 70 por ciento de las personas que padecen este trastornos del sueno, tambien pueden presentar un sintoma conocido como cataplexia o cataplejia, que consiste en repentina debilidad muscular despues de una reaccion emocional positiva, sobre todo de risa.
Camundongos com predisposicao a cataplexia (perda de tonus muscular), a qual pode ser revertida com antidepressivos, cinco dias apos uma inoculacao com hemacias de carneiro, caracterizaram-se por menor quantidade de linfocitos B que animais controle nao-inoculados (Alperina, Kulikov, Popova, & Idova, 2007).
Este es, indubitablemente, el gran problema de la obra unamuniana: la cataplexia de buena parte de la critica al sumergirse entre sus escritos que le imposibilita una recta comprension de sus escritos.