Pronunciation: (kat'l-ep"sē), [key]
—n. Pathol., Psychiatry.
a physical condition usually associated with catatonic schizophrenia, characterized by suspension of sensation, muscular rigidity, fixity of posture, and often by loss of contact with environment. Also,cat"a•lep'sis.
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