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catatonia

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noun cat·a·to·nia \ˌka-tə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of catatonia

  1. :  catatonic schizophrenia



Origin and Etymology of catatonia

New Latin, from German Katatonie, from kata- cata- + New Latin -tonia


First Known Use: circa 1891

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catatonia

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noun cata·to·nia \ˌkat-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of catatonia

  1. :  a marked psychomotor disturbance that may involve stupor or mutism, negativism, rigidity, purposeless excitement, echolalia, echopraxia, and inappropriate or bizarre posturing and is associated with various medical conditions (such as schizophrenia, Huntington's disease, or Wilson's disease)




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