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cataplexy definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural cataplexies) Etymology: German Kataplexie, from Greek katapl?xis, from katapl?ssein to strike down, terrify, from kata- + pl?ssein to strike more at plaint Date: 1883 sudden loss of muscle power following a strong emotional stimulus

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. sudden temporary paralysis due to fright etc. Derivatives: cataplectic adj. Etymology: Gk kataplexis stupefaction

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.



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