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, catatoniac (kat'ă-ton'ik, -tō'nē-ak),
Relating to, or characterized by, catatonia.


, catatoniac (kat'ă-ton'ik, -tō'nē-ak)
Relating to, or characterized by, catatonia.


(kăt-ă-tō′nē-ă) [″ + tonos, tension]
1. A phase of schizophrenia in which the patient is unresponsive, marked by the tendency to assume and remain in a fixed posture and the inability to move or talk.
2. Stupor.
catatonic (-tŏn′ĭk), adjective
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Extreme excitability in a catatonic state presents a risk of injuring self and/or others, with ensuing autonomic disturbances, such as tachycardia and hypertension, and can result in collapse.
The catatonic state may be interrupted by short periods of frenzied activity, during which the patient may do considerable damage to others as well as to him or herself.
Don't tell it; write it down," Wolfe remembers advising Santiago-Hudson, whose stories about his boardinghouse family included impressions of everybody from a catatonic Vietnam vet to Ricky, the handsome butch lesbian (Adina Porter) who taught him boxing moves as a kid.
When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and disheveled.
As you survey the room, 1/3 of the students appear to be hung-over, another 1/3 are in a catatonic state for an undetermined reason, and 1/3 seem fairly eager to learn.
In general, with the exception of a few bland made-for-television movies, popular culture has limited religion to the rather harmless, generic use of angels as gimmicks--"Touched by an Angel," Angels in the Outfield--or poorly made and under-funded Bible films such as last fall's The Gospel of John, described by one catatonic reviewer as "the longest Sunday School class ever.
The performances veer between the catatonic and the histrionic, and again Grandrieux evokes the abyss with stygian, indecipherable images, each one tinged with hints of genocide and holocaust, of Chechnya and Bosnia; like Noe, he relies on a grinding sound track to accompany scenes of menace and barbarity.
But the real keynote speech came from Emmanuel Jordan, the catatonic ex-con hero of Ed Solomon's Levity, the festival's opening night film.
Catatonic schizophrenia--based on Leonhard's standard classification of the condition--is disappearing, reported Dr.
WKL1, located on chromosome 22, contributes to the development of catatonic schizophrenia, an inherited form of the disease characterized by acute psychotic episodes with hallucinations, delusions, and disturbed body movements.
Though the national press touts Bush as virtually a sure thing for the White House, it's hard to imagine him surviving an arduous series of campaign debates, given his almost catatonic ignorance.