catatonia

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noun cat·a·to·nia \ˌka-tə-ˈtō-nē-ə\

Definition of catatonia

  1. :  a psychomotor disturbance that may involve muscle rigidity, stupor or mutism, purposeless movements, negativism, echolalia, and inappropriate or unusual posturing and is associated with various medical conditions (such as schizophrenia and mood disorders)

Origin and Etymology of catatonia

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


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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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