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cat·a·lep·sy

 (kăt′l-ĕp′sē)
n. pl. cat·a·lep·sies
A condition characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain where they are positioned. It occurs in a variety of physical and psychological disorders, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, and can be induced by hypnosis.

[Middle English catalempsi, from Late Latin catalēmpsia, from Greek katalēpsis, from katalambanein, to seize upon : kata-, intensive pref.; see cata- + lambanein, lēp-, to seize.]

cat′a·lep′tic (kăt′l-ĕp′tĭk) adj.
cat′a·lep′ti·cal·ly adv.

catalepsy

(ˈkætəˌlɛpsɪ)
n
(Psychiatry) a state of prolonged rigid posture, occurring for example in schizophrenia or in hypnotic trances
[C16: from Medieval Latin catalēpsia, variant of Late Latin catalēpsis, from Greek katalēpsis, literally: a seizing, from katalambanein to hold down, from kata- down + lambanein to grasp]
ˌcataˈleptic adj

cat•a•lep•sy

(ˈkæt lˌɛp si)

also cat`a•lep′sis,



n.
a seizure or abnormal condition characterized by postural rigidity and mental stupor, associated with certain brain disorders.
[1350–1400; Middle English cathalempsia < Medieval Latin catalēpsia, variant of Late Latin catalēpsis < Greek katálēpsis seizure < katalēb-, variant s. of katalambánein to seize]
cat`a•lep′tic, adj., n.

catalepsy

Pathology, Psychiatry. a physical condition characterized by a loss of sensation, muscular rigidity, flxity of posture, and often by a loss of contact with surroundings. Also catalepsis. — cataleptic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness

catalepsy

A state of muscular rigidity maintained for long periods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catalepsy - a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
hypersomnia - an inability to stay awake
Translations
katalepsija

catalepsy

[ˈkætlepsɪ] Ncatalepsia f

catalepsy

nKatalepsie f, → Starrsucht f

cat·a·lep·sy

n. catalepsia, condición caracterizada por la pérdida de la capacidad de movimiento muscular voluntario y disminución acentuada de la habilidad de reaccionar a estímulos, gen. asociada con transtornos psicológicos.