gelasmus

gelasmus

An obsolete term referring to the involuntary hysterical laughter typical of schizophrenia.
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gelasmus

(jĕ-lăs′mŭs) [Gr. gelasma, a laugh]
1. Spasmodic laughter.
2. Hysterical laughter.
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