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Relating to, or suffering from, catalepsy.


Relating to, or suffering from, catalepsy.


(kăt′ă-lĕp″sē) [Gr. kata, down, + lepsis, seizure]
A condition seen in some patients after parietal lobe strokes and some psychotic patients in which patients may appear to be in a trance or may assume rigidly held body postures.
cataleptic (kăt″ă-lĕp′tĭk), adjective
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malitiosa, this hypothesis could not be tested because all males released silk but some females remained cataleptic and others did not.
Alex's morphogenesis occurs both because of his cataleptic impression and because of his understanding that, as Burgess reasons in his introduction to the novel, "to devastate is easier and more spectacular than to create" (ix).
Males managed to send the females into a cataleptic state without touching them, but their ability to do so declined substantially as distances exceeded 4.
since the early 1960s" (9-10), occasionally emerging from his cataleptic state to "jabber for a few moments" (21) recollections--or, perhaps, his own Chris-like projections--of his involvement in the TV scandals of the late fifties.
There was no significant cataleptic response in mice at 40 times the therapeutic dose, indicating a lack of central nervous system (CNS) effects.
01) reduction in the cataleptic scores was observed in all NR-ANX-C treated groups and maximum reduction was observed in the NR-ANX-C (25 mg/kg) treated group.
Interpretation & conclusions: In our study, maximum reduction in cataleptic score was observed in NR-ANX-C (25 mg/kg) treated group.
Le Fanu uses merely a shadow of a presence, lightly drawn and nebulous, to haunt the main character into cataleptic death.
Gerbils who have undergone extreme stress, such as a change in the environment, loud noises or unaccustomed handling may go into fits or a cataleptic (dazed) state that lasts for one or two minutes.
Each convulsion of the hysterical body, face, limb, and/or entire frame made a tableau, a kind of living sculpture, in which the subject was simultaneously hypercontracted and cataleptic, ultramobile and immobilized: a photograph before it was photographed, in short.
Tracing the evolution of the zombie mythos from Summarian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Celtic antiquity, to the cataleptics of 18th century Europe, to the 'living mummies' of 19th century Japan, "Zombies" is a fascinating reader that is both informed and informative.