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- 1. catatonia, tonicity, tonus, tone
- usage: extreme tonus; muscular rigidity; a common symptom in catatonic schizophrenia
- 2. catatonic schizophrenia, catatonic type schizophrenia, catatonia, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis, dementia praecox
- usage: 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
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See also: catatonia (Dictionary)