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A psychological condition marked by severe decreases or increases of movement. It is variously characterized by stupor, stereotypy, mutism, catalepsy, agitation, and extreme flexibility or rigidity of the limbs and is most often associated with schizophrenia.
(Pathology) a state of muscular rigidity and stupor, sometimes found in schizophrenia
[C20: New Latin, from German Katatonie, from cata- + -tonia, from Greek tonos tension]
catatonic adj, n
cat•a•to•ni•a(ˌkæt əˈtoʊ ni ə, -ˈtoʊn yə)
a psychotic syndrome, esp. in schizophrenia, characterized by muscular rigidity and mental stupor, sometimes alternating with excitability and confusion.
cat`a•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj., n.
one of various forms of schizophrenia characterized by stupor, sometimes alternating with excited behavior and mechanical, repetitive behavior, accompanied by muscular rigidity. — catatonic, n., adj.See also: Insanity
An extreme form of schizophrenia characterized by muscular rigidity or catalepsy, stereotyped mannerisms, refusal to communicate, and stupor.
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|Noun||1.||catatonia - extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia|
catatonic schizophrenia, catatonic type schizophrenia, catatonia - a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
|2.||catatonia - a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement|
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
catatonia - extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
n → Katatonie f
n. catatonía, esquizofrenia caracterizada por mutismo, postura rígida y resistencia a cooperar para activar los movimientos o el habla. Los mismos síntomas se asocian con otras enfermedades mentales.