catatonia

Definition of catatonia

cat`a`ton´ia
n.1.(Psychiatry) an abnormal behavioral syndrome characterized by stupor, negativism, and muscular rigidity, sometimes alternating with purposeless excitement, and seen most frequently in schizophrenia; called also catatonic schizophrenia.

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catatonic schizophrenia, catatonic type schizophrenia, tone, tonicity, tonus
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