Definition of Catatony
1. a state of rigidity experienced periodically by schizophrenics [n CATATONIES]
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Literary usage of Catatony
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1. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"During periods of overfeeding such patients retain large quantities of nitrogen. 4. catatony. Rosenfeld's (27) investigations upon four patients with ..."
2. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"4. 5). A sudden falling down of a person as a symptom of epilepsy or of apoplexy ; also the failing or paralytic seizure of any particular limb. catatony ..."
3. Nervous States, Their Nature and Causes by Paul Dubois (1910)
"catatony is also losing the character of a morbid entity which Kahlbaum gave to it, and catatonic states only are referred to, intermingling in certain ..."
4. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today, comprising pronunciation and by William R. Warner (1898)
"catatony (kat-at'-o-ne). See Katatonia. CAT'ECHU (kat'-e-chu). A powerful astringent. CAT'-GUT. Narrow cord made out of intestines of sheep; a ligature. ..."