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CATATONIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does catatonia mean? 

CATATONIA (noun)
  The noun CATATONIA has 2 senses:

1. extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
2. a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement

  Familiarity information: CATATONIA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CATATONIA (noun)


Sense 1catatonia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("catatonia" is a kind of...):

tone; tonicity; tonus (the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli)

Holonyms ("catatonia" is a part of...):

catatonia; catatonic schizophrenia; catatonic type schizophrenia (a form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement)


Sense 2catatonia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

catatonic schizophrenia; catatonic type schizophrenia; catatonia

Hypernyms ("catatonia" is a kind of...):

dementia praecox; schizophrenia; schizophrenic disorder; schizophrenic psychosis (any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact)

Meronyms (parts of "catatonia"):

catatonia (extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia)


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