Cataplectic
Cataplexy Cat"a*plex`y, n. [Gr. ? amazement: cf. {Apoplexy}.] (Med.) A morbid condition caused by an overwhelming shock or extreme fear and marked by rigidity of the muscles. -- {Cat`a*plec"tic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • cataplectic — catapléctic adj. m. (sil. plec ), pl. catapléctici; f. sg. catapléctică, pl catapléctice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  CATAPLÉCTIC, Ă adj. Referitor la cataplexie. [< fr. cataplectique] …   Dicționar Român

  • cataplectic — See cataplexy. * * * …   Universalium

  • cataplectic — 1. Developing suddenly. 2. Pertaining to cataplexy. * * * cat·a·plec·tic .kat ə plek tik adj of, relating to, or affected with cataplexy * * * cat·a·plec·tic (kat″ə plekґtik) 1. pertaining to or characterized by cataplexy. 2. coming on …   Medical dictionary

  • cataplectic — cat·a·plec·tic …   English syllables

  • cataplectic — |kad.ə|plektik adjective Etymology: from cataplexy, after such pairs as English apoplexy: apoplectic : of, relating to, or affected with cataplexy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cataplexy — cataplectic, /kat euh plek tik/, adj. /kat euh plek see/, n. Pathol. a condition characterized by sudden, brief attacks of muscle weakness sometimes causing the body to fall helplessly, that is usually triggered by strong emotion: often… …   Universalium

  • Cataplexy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 16311 ICD10 = ICD10|G|47|4|g|40 ICD9 = ICD9|347 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D002385 Cataplexy is a medical condition which often affects people who… …   Wikipedia

  • cataplexy — [ katəˌplɛksi] noun a medical condition in which strong emotion or laughter causes a person to suffer sudden physical collapse though remaining conscious. Derivatives cataplectic adjective Origin C19: from Gk kataplēxis stupefaction , from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cataplexy — n. sudden temporary paralysis due to fright etc. Derivatives: cataplectic adj. Etymology: Gk kataplexis stupefaction …   Useful english dictionary

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