waxy flexibility

noun

: a condition in which a patient's limbs retain any position into which they are manipulated by another person and which occurs especially in catatonic schizophrenia compare catalepsy

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“Waxy flexibility.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/waxy%20flexibility. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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