Trance like state coming on suddenly as in a fit. Probably hysterical but some cases are genuine
Catalepsy (from Greek κατάληψις `catch`) is a nervous condition characterized by muscular rigidity and fixity of posture regardless of external stimuli, as well as decreased sensitivity to pain. ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalepsy
(kat´ә-lep″se) a condition of diminished responsiveness, usually with the person immobile and in a trancelike state, often with waxy flexibility; it may accompany a mental illness such as catatonic schizophrenia or a physical condition such as epilepsy or a cerebellar disorder, and it can sometimes be induced by h...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
- a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuliFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=catalepsy
• (n.) Alt. of CatalepsisFound on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/catalepsy/
a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuliFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=catalepsy
Cat'a·lep`sy Cat`a*lep'sis noun [ New Latin catalepsis , from Greek ... a seizure, from ... to seize upon; kata` down + ... to take, seize.] (Medicine) A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be given the...
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catalepsy (kăt'ulep"sē) , pathological condition characterized by a loss of consciousness accompanied by rigidity of muscles that keeps limbs in any position in which they are placed. Attacks vary from several minutes to days and occur in a variety of clinical syndromes, most fre...
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Catalepsy is a disease characterised by seizures or trances which last for hours or days with a suspension of sensation and consciousness.
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Catalepsy: The state of persisting in unusual postures or facial expressions, regardless of outside stimuli, as is seen in schizophrenia and some other diseases of the nervous system.
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seizure or a trance like state
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Similar to a catatonic state, catalepsy occurs when a subject freezes in almost any abnormal posture in which he or she is placed (waxy flexibility). In earlier centuries observers thought they were seized or in a trance.
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Sustained immobility of postures or physical attitude. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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The action of feigning death
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The action of feigning death; induced by disturbance.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kat′ă-lep′sē Definitions: 1. A condition characterized by waxy rigidity of the limbs, which may be placed in various positions that are maintained for a time, lack of response to stimuli, mutism, and inactivity; occurs with some psychoses, especially catatonic schizophrenia.
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Waxy flexibility--rigid maintenance of a body position over an extended period of time.
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