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catalepsy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  given  them  while 
  the  action  of  the  heart  and  lungs  continues. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catalepsy 
  n  :  a  trancelike  state  with  loss  of  voluntary  motion  and  failure 
  to  react  to  stimuli 




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