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catatonia

noun cat·a·to·nia \ˌka-tə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of CATATONIA

:  catatonic schizophrenia
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Origin of CATATONIA

New Latin, from German Katatonie, from kata- cata- + New Latin -tonia
First Known Use: circa 1891
Medical Dictionary

catatonia

noun cata·to·nia \ˌkat-ə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of CATATONIA

:  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 (as schizophrenia and mood disorders)

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