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Catalepsy

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Updated October 06, 2006

Definition:
Catalepsy is a condition whose symptoms are lack of response to external stimuli and muscular rigidity that will keep the limbs in place after they are moved. A cataleptic state can appear in schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy, and has also been known to occur as a result of hysteria from a severe emotional shock.
Pronunciation: CAT-uh-lep-see, CAT-uh-LEP-tick
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