stupor


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stupor

a state of unconsciousness
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Stupor

 

a condition of immobility and mutism; a symptom in some mental illnesses. The patient does not react to his surroundings or to pain, refuses to answer questions or to eat, and remains fixed in one position. Stupor is generally associated with catatonía; less frequently it is associated with depression or other mental disorders.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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