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 (stĕr′ē-ə-tī′pē, stîr′-)
n. pl. ster·e·o·ty·pies
a. Excessive repetition or lack of variation in movements, postures, or patterns of speech, especially when viewed as a symptom of certain developmental or psychiatric disorders.
b. Abnormal, repeated, nonfunctional behavior, such as pacing or chewing, in a captive or domesticated animal.
2. Printing The process or art of making stereotype plates.
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(ˈstɛrɪəˌtaɪpɪ; ˈstɪər-)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the act or process of making stereotype printing plates
2. (Psychology) a tendency to think or act in rigid, repetitive, and often meaningless, patterns
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(ˈstɛr i əˌtaɪ pi, ˈstɪər-)

1. the stereotype process.
2. persistent repetition of speech or movement, sometimes occurring as a symptom of schizophrenia or other disorder.
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2000; Langthome and McGill 2008 Stereotypy and Other Gould 2005; Langthome ct al.
This phenomenon is characterized by enhanced stereotypy or motor-stimulant response, after a delay of days or weeks, following repeated intermittent administration of psychostimulants.
Large overdose, however, may produce symptoms such as psychosis, anuria, cardiogenic shock, cerebral hemorrhage, circulatory collapse, extreme fever, pulmonary hypertension, renal failure, rapid muscle breakdown, serotonin syndrome, and stereotypy, the FDA said.
Will it be his food intervention or his motor stereotypy? Everyone has their opinion.
Automatic positive reinforcement occurs when the behavior produces some form of stimulation increases the probability of the behavior (e.g., vocal stereotypy maintained by the sound of one's own voice).
oBack then, the hero of the Indian Muslim cinema was a romantic figure, now he is a blood-thirsty one, because of the things we are looking at u Al Qaida, Taleban, suicide bombers u so the stereotypy continues,o explained Ahmad.
Perseveration and haloperidol Acceptable choices stereotypy risperidone but SSRIs such as clomipramine (Anafranil), fluvoxamine (Luvox), and fluoxetine have better safety profiles.
Stereotypy is a relatively common behavior exhibited by children with autism, and teachers report that stereotypy often interferes with teaching children functional and adaptive skills (Wehmeyer, 1991).
(3,7,11,19) To our knowledge, however, levetiracetam has not been reported to have an association with symptoms of obsessiveness or stereotypy. We report here on a patient we observed and treated, in whom we believe levetiracetam was associated with the apparent induction of obsessive preoccupation.
Participant A and Participant B emitted palilalia and Participant C emitted vocal stereotypy (e.g., /ee/) during instruction as well as in free play settings (e.g., toy area).
A second study, Kane, Wiselli, Dearorn, & Young (2004-2005), measured four students on the autism spectrum for the outcomes of decreased stereotypy and increased attention to task, during three phases.
The updated study, now with 81 children total, included 56 (69%) patients with stereotypy onset at younger than age 24 months, 19 (23%) at age 24-35 months, and 6 (8%) at age 36 months or older.