waxy flexibility


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Related to waxy flexibility: negativism, dopamine hypothesis, Catatonic excitement, associative looseness, undifferentiated schizophrenia

flexibility

 [flek″sĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
the state of being unusually pliant.
waxy flexibility cerea flexibilitas.

waxy flexibility

The rigid maintenance of a body position over an extended period of time; a state of decreased responsiveness accompanied by a trancelike state, as seen in organic or psychologic disorders or under hypnosis

waxy flexibility

Cerea flexibilitas, flexibilitas cerea Neurology Slow resistance to movement as the Pt allows the examiner to place his extremities in unusual positions; a flexibility often present in Pts with catatonic schizophrenia whose limbs remain in the position in which they are placed