catatonic


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catatonic

(jargon)
A description of a system that gives no indication that it is still working. This might be because it has crashed without being able to give any error message or because it is busy but not designed to give any feedback.

Compare buzz.
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During the ten days of the first catatonic episode at the state psychiatric hospital, CK values ranged from 1957 U/L on the third day of that episode (day 196) to 159 U/L on the tenth day of the episode (day 203).
Heredity appears to be a stronger factor in patients who were ever catatonic than among those who had never been, said Dr.
Pincer also represents the zenith of the Canadian dreamy, catatonic male, and exposes what's behind him.
Jack, a nearly catatonic drunk whose behaviour rarely rises above that of an animal, and through whom the writers introduce most of the references of scandalous priestly vices like child molestation.
He goes from what he sees as the essentiall chaotic, vital social experience of the 18th century to the privatized, catatonic social experience of the late-20th-century suburb and television.
The drugs can calm an excited patient, bring a catatonic out of a withdrawn state and dampen the intensity of hallucinations and delusions.
We present a case of delirium with catatonic features following the abrupt cessation of clozapine treatment, which responded to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
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In the 20 years since we've seen these two lovable dimwits, Lloyd (Jim Carrey) has been in an institution, in a catatonic state, visited by loyal Harry (Jeff Daniels).
The Last Exorcism: Part II, 18, PS17.99 NELL Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), the sole survivor of a bungled exorcism, is discovered in a catatonic state.
The Last Exorcism - Part II (18) NELL Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), the sole survivor of a bungled exorcism, is discovered in a catatonic state.
Then Chris is murdered, Adriane is found in a catatonic coma, and Max suddenly disappears.