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Meaning of CATATONIA

Pronunciation:  `katu'towneeu

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
  2. [n]  extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
 

CATATONIA is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: catatonic schizophrenia, catatonic type schizophrenia
 
 See Also: catatonia, dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis, tone, tonicity, tonus

 

 

 

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