Trance, coma, syncope, catalepsy
, insensibility, suspended animation, human hibernation, and anesthesia were only the most common labels for what appeared to be corporal frontiers" (Behlmer, p.
When very frightened, a rabbit lays its ears flat, partially or fully closes its eyes, and enters a state called catalepsy
Amidst the rigors of the Ancient East a self-induced catalepsy
may have proved strategic from time to time, but with reference to the scientific culture ours attempts to be, I frankly fear that Dylan Thomas was right about "all the deadly virtues.
1) motoric immobility as evidenced by catalepsy
(including waxy flexibility) or stupor
Foucault cites the 1777 French translation Traite des maladies nerveuses by Robert Whytt, with regard to madness and the satisfaction of passions: "It is not unheard of that the passions, being very violent, generate a kind of tetanus or catalepsy
such that the person then resembles a stature more than a living being.
Clozapine was "atypical" in that it did not cause profound catalepsy
in rats (the animal model of neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism in humans), and seemed to manifest a broader spectrum of biochemical actions.
And in catalepsy
and a dead trance, I studiously held the quick of my nature.
With a final rush he halted near the officer in front of him, and with his eyes staring and glassy, he tilted forward as though to fall into catalepsy
against the officer's crooked little mustache, bursting out with his last breath:
16) She was a gripping orator whose charisma held the masses spellbound; her critics claimed she practiced hypnotism, mesmerism, or catalepsy
, and attributed her cures to these devices.
Meanwhile, whereas the noun "ecstasy" could, in Shakespeare's day, have a fairly clinical meaning (suggesting "all morbid states characterized by unconsciousness, as swoon, trance, catalepsy
Prediction of Drug-Induced Catalepsy
Based on Dopamine D1, D2, and Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor Occupancies.
She suffers from narcolepsy and catalepsy
, which means that if she gets a fright she can slip into a coma.