Miryachit
Miryachit Mir"ya*chit`, n. [Written also {myriachit}.] [Yakoot merj["a]k epileptic, fr. imerek jerk, rage.] (Med.) A nervous disease in which the patient involuntarily imitates the words or action of another. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • miryachit — (n.) nervous disorder peculiar to Siberia, in which the patient mimics everything said or done by another, from Russian, lit. to be epileptic …   Etymology dictionary

  • miryachit — A nervous affection observed in Siberia. See jumping disease. * * * mir·ya·chit (mir yahґchit) myriachit …   Medical dictionary

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  • myriachit — Miryachit Mir ya*chit , n. [Written also {myriachit}.] [Yakoot merj[ a]k epileptic, fr. imerek jerk, rage.] (Med.) A nervous disease in which the patient involuntarily imitates the words or action of another. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jumping disease — Jump ing dis*ease A convulsive tic similar to or identical with miryachit, observed among the woodsmen of Maine. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lata — La ta, Latah La tah, n. [Malay.] A convulsive tic or hysteric neurosis prevalent among Malays, similar to or identical with miryachit and jumping disease, the person affected performing various involuntary actions and making rapid inarticulate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latah — Lata La ta, Latah La tah, n. [Malay.] A convulsive tic or hysteric neurosis prevalent among Malays, similar to or identical with miryachit and jumping disease, the person affected performing various involuntary actions and making rapid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latah — is a condition of hyperstartling found in southeast Asia that is commonly considered a culture specific syndrome. It is also the name for those with the condition, which is found mainly in adult women. The afflicted have a severe reaction to… …   Wikipedia

  • Культуроспецифичные расстройства (culture-bound disorders) — Термин «К. р.» относится к психол. нарушениям, распространенность к рых ограничивается представителями отдельных этнокультурных групп и традиций. И сам этот термин, и стоящее за ним понятие весьма спорны и были темой широких дискуссий, поскольку… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • myriachit — myr·ia·chit (mir yahґchit) [Russ.] a variety of jumping disease seen in Siberia, possibly identical to latah. Spelled also miryachit …   Medical dictionary

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