carphology


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Related to carphology: floccillation, subsultus tendinum

carphology

(kɑːˈfɒlədʒɪ)
n
the action of grasping at imaginary objects or plucking at one's bed linen, a characteristic of people affected by delirium

carphology

the motions of delirious or senile patients, especially motions of searching for and grasping at imaginary objects, plucking at bedclothes, etc. Also called floccilation.
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