Definition of Catatonic

1. Adjective. Characterized by catatonia especially either rigidity or extreme laxness of limbs.

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Derivative terms: Catatonia, Catatonia
Partainyms: Catatonia



Definition of Catatonic

1. Adjective. (medicine) of, relating to, or suffering from catatonia ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A patient in a state of catatonia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catatonic

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Medical Definition of Catatonic

1. A phase of schizophrenia where the patient is unresponsive. The tendency to assume a fixed posture and inability to move or talk are characteristic of this phase. (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catatonic

catastrophic illness
catastrophic kill
catastrophic reaction
catastrophically
catastrophism
catastrophisms
catastrophist
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catastrophization
catastrophizations
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catatonia
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catatonic (current term)
catatonic dementia
catatonic excitement
catatonic pupil
catatonic rigidity
catatonic schizophrenia
catatonic stupor
catatonic type schizophrenia
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catatonus
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catatrichy
catatricrotic
catatricrotism

Literary usage of Catatonic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"THE catatonic FORM. This type is distinguished as a progressive dementia, with the addition of ... The catatonic form is more common in women than in men, ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1915)
"One of these was in a catatonic condition for over 5 years but ultimately ... (3) Psychoses presenting Besides catatonic Symptoms Manic Depressive Features. ..."

3. Clinical Psychiatry by Allen Ross Diefendorf, Emil Kraepelin (1907)
"Voluntary movements in catatonic stupor are rare, but when executed are carried ... The differentiation between manic-stupor and catatonic stupor is quite ..."

4. A Clinical Manual of Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1917)
"DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE catatonic FORM Catatonia is distinguished by the fact that to the general symptoms of dementia ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Medico-Psychological Association Annual Meeting by American Medico-Psychological Association (1906)
"catatonic stupor is to be distinguished from this latter state. ... When a period of catatonic stupor arises in the course of terminal catatonic dementia ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1915)
"One of these was in a catatonic condition for over 5 years but ultimately ... (3) Psychoses presenting Besides catatonic Symptoms Manic Depressive Features. ..."

7. Psychiatry by Stewart Paton (1905)
"should be grouped under the head of paranoia or whether there are any symptoms which suggest catatonic dementia. In regard to these cases it must also be ..."

8. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"Soon the catatonic phenomena proper appear; they may occur also at the onset ... Clinically they appear in two principal forms: catatonic excitement and ..."

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