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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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catalepsy

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

catalepsy

[ˈkætlepsɪ] Ncatalepsia f
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catalepsy

nKatalepsie f, → Starrsucht f
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
He thumps his chest in anger, and roars and quivers with cataleptic ferocity.
He has been for some years a victim to cataleptic attacks, on which, as is well known, Dr.
As a promising way of setting them right, half of the half-dozen had become members of a fantastic sect of Convulsionists, and were even then considering within themselves whether they should foam, rage, roar, and turn cataleptic on the spot--thereby setting up a highly intelligible finger-post to the Future, for Monseigneur's guidance.
It was at this point in their history that Silas's cataleptic fit occurred during the prayer-meeting; and amidst the various queries and expressions of interest addressed to him by his fellow-members, William's suggestion alone jarred with the general sympathy towards a brother thus singled out for special dealings.
Finally, becoming cataleptic, she has to be carried up the narrow staircase like a grand piano.
He thought her insensibility was caused by a sort of cataleptic seizure.