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, catatoniac (kat'ă-ton'ik, -tō'nē-ak),
Relating to, or characterized by, catatonia.
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, catatoniac (kat'ă-ton'ik, -tō'nē-ak)
Relating to, or characterized by, catatonia.
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(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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"She wouldn't speak and went into a catatonic trance.