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catatonia


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catatonia 
  n  1:  extreme  tonus;  muscular  rigidity;  a  common  symptom  in 
  catatonic  schizophrenia 
  2:  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  [syn:  {catatonic  schizophrenia},  {catatonic 
  type  schizophrenia}] 




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