cataleptic


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a person suffering from catalepsy

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In a 6-OHDA animal model of PD, researchers examined the extent to which motor symptom outcomes as measured by akinetic and cataleptic behaviors and biological mechanisms specific to DA concentrations were affected by psychological stress [59].
Whereas then Lebanon was a rare country at war in a region characterized by cataleptic stability, today it seems to be a country that, for all its trials and the proximity of chaos, yet has avoided the worst.
The cataleptic person has rigid body and limbs staying in the same position when moved (waxy flexibility), no responses, loss of muscle control and slowing down of body functions, such as breathing.
Cataleptic trances are the central concern in the stories The premature burial (1844) and The fall of the House of Usher (1839).
Initially only women, particularly royalty, danced the Singkil, which serves as either a cognisant or cataleptic advert to impending suitors.
Sundays thus became the regular day for Mary's attacks of hysteria, and after these she would lie <as> rigid as a corpse while a doctor was sent for, and hastened to rescue her from the cataleptic state.
Hauffe, when in a cataleptic state, would speak in a strange, unknown language which, she claimed, was the original language ('Ursprache') of mankind (Ellenberger 1970, p.
Proust "held himself suspended over life in a cataleptic trance, [.
Being vice president is comparable to "a man in a cataleptic fit; he cannot speak; he cannot move; he suffers no pain; he is perfectly conscious of all that goes on but has no part in it.
Recognizing that such moments of recognition are the result of both "discovery" and "creation," Nussbaum asserts in a discussion of Proust that the "blinding moment of cataleptic knowledge, like any other break in the walls of habit, has the feeling of eternity, of the whole of life
These are silleptic innovation shoots or cataleptic innovation shoots, respectively (Rua, 1999; Vegetti, 2003).
Reports of Haitians buried in a cataleptic states and later revived for enslavement--for example, the 1980 case of Clairvius Narcisse--have been credible enough to prompt several scientific investigations.
Having long expected his sister's demise, Usher is now apparently too grief-stricken to notice her apparently cataleptic condition and has presumably been assured of his sister's death by the family physician, who had earlier shown what the narrator imagines to be "low cunning and perplexity" (320) on the day of his arrival.
Venturing yet further into the traps Ettlinger's madness has sprung, we learn that trauma has made Princess Hedwiga herself subject to cataleptic fits during which she becomes an automaton.
Dane uses the blank space of Silas's cataleptic fits, which had until then been taken as a mysterious sign of spiritual distinction, to create a false text explaining the disappearance of the church money.