catalepsy


catalepsy
Synonyms and related words:
KO, abeyance, amnesia, apathy, apoplexy, blackout, cataplexy, catatonia, catatonic stupor, catatony, coma, daydreaming, daze, deadliness, deathliness, diplegia, dormancy, dream state, encephalitis lethargica, entropy, faint, fugue, fugue state, grayout, hemiplegia, high, hypnotic trance, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, infantile paralysis, kayo, knockout, languor, latency, lethargy, lipothymia, lipothymy, lotus-eating, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nirvana, nirvana principle, nod, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness, palsy, paralysis, paraplegia, paresis, passiveness, passivity, polio, poliomyelitis, reverie, sedation, semiconsciousness, senselessness, sensory paralysis, shock, sleep, sleeping sickness, sleepwalking, somnambulism, sopor, stagnancy, stagnation, stasis, stroke, stupor, suspense, swoon, syncope, thanatosis, torpor, trance, unconsciousness, vegetation, vis inertiae

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  • Catalepsy — Cat a*lep sy, ||Catalepsis Cat a*lep sis, n. [NL. catalepsis, fr. Gr. ? a seizure, fr. ? to seize upon; kata down + ? to take, seize.] (Med.) A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and limbs preserving the position that may be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catalepsy — (n.) late 14c., cathalempsia, from M.L. catalepsia, from Gk. katalepsis a seizure, a seizing upon, a taking possession, from kataleptos seized, from katalambanein to seize upon, from kata down (see CATA (Cf. cata )) + lambanein to take (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • catalepsy — ► NOUN ▪ a medical condition in which a person suffers a trance or seizure with a loss of sensation and consciousness accompanied by rigidity of the body. DERIVATIVES cataleptic adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek katal psis, from katalambanein seize… …   English terms dictionary

  • catalepsy — [kat′ə lep΄sē] n. [LL catalepsis < Gr katalēpsis, a seizing, grasping < katalambanein < kata , down + lambanein, to take, seize: for IE base see LATCH] a condition in which consciousness and feeling seem to be temporarily lost, and the… …   English World dictionary

  • Catalepsy — This page is about the medical condition, for the deathcore band, see Catalepsy (band)Catalepsy is a nervous condition characterized by muscular rigidity and fixity of posture regardless of external stimuli, as well as decreased sensitivity to… …   Wikipedia

  • catalepsy —   n. rigid or trance like fit.    ♦ cataleptic, a.    ♦ cataleptiform, a. like catalepsy …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • catalepsy — noun (plural sies) Etymology: Middle English catalempsi, from Medieval Latin catalepsia, from Late Latin catalepsis, from Greek katalēpsis, literally, act of seizing, from katalambanein to seize, from kata + lambanein to take more at latch Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catalepsy — n. [Gr. katalepsis, seizure] A state of immobilization in which the body and limbs are often plastic with muscle rigidity in the limbs retaining any unusual position into which they are placed; cataleptic adj., n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • catalepsy — cataleptic, adj., n. cataleptically, adv. /kat l ep see/, n. Pathol., Psychiatry. a physical condition usually associated with catatonic schizophrenia, characterized by suspension of sensation, muscular rigidity, fixity of posture, and often by… …   Universalium

  • catalepsy — noun severe bodily condition, described in psychiatric pathology, marked by sudden rigidity, fixation of posture, and loss of contact with environmental conditions See Also: catatonic, catatonia …   Wiktionary

  • 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. * * * A condition characterized by waxy rigidity of the limbs, which may… …   Medical dictionary