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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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seconds Symptom outcomes: no consistent pattern was demonstrated between stress and akinetic and cataleptic motor behaviors.
Recently, new pharmacological agents, acting on the serotoninergic and/or noradrenergic systems, allow a better control of the cataleptic attacks (6, 7).
Methought I was immersed in a cataleptic trance of more than usual duration and profundity.
5 Dissociative sedation is a trance-like cataleptic state characterised by profound analgesia and amnesia with retention of protective airway reflexes, spontaneous respiration and cardiopulmonary stability.
In Part II, Orr blames critics for anachronistically focusing on "Freudian" elements in the visions of a cataleptic state, without realizing that many basic psychological and physiological principles of dream interpretation (such as the "day residue" or recent thoughts, and the actual bodily condition and physical surroundings of the dreamer) were actually specified and illustrated by Artemidorus in the first century A.
Typically, cataleptic episodes are brief, lasting a few seconds to a few minutes.
The circular structure of his malady--he reads about premature burials, becomes afraid of premature burials, and as a result becomes subject to cataleptic trances that place him at risk for premature burial--establishes it as an allegorical signifier, in that it functions by referring to other signs in a process that is avowedly inorganic and arbitrary.
With our provisions packed away, refreshments at the ready, pre-drilled holes cleared, and lines baited, we eagerly began the cataleptic rituals of lift-and-drop, and stare-at-the-tip-ups that were sure to give us winter walleyes of enormous proportions.
After males dismount, females can remain motionless in a cataleptic state for varying periods (several sec up to 40 min) (Costa 1979).
The narrator calls it: "the cataleptic emanations of the brain which in some instances spread from the mouth of the person in a trance over the whole table, filled the whole room, a floating, rarefied tissue, an astral dough, on the borderline between body and soul.
Above left: a male wrinkled hornbill; Above right: a male file-eared tree frog grips tightly to a female prior to mating; Below: the superbly camouflaged dead-leaf mantis is able to fall into a cataleptic state.
At last, prevailing over both, he subdues the red, running orb into a sort of cataleptic stillness and locates the fleck.