cataplexy definition

  • noun:
    • an abrupt losing muscle tone and power, typically brought on by an extreme mental stimulus.
    • An abrupt losing muscle tone, occasionally connected with narcolepsy.
    • A morbid problem brought on by a formidable surprise or extreme worry and marked by rigidity associated with the muscles.
    • a-sudden nervous surprise which immobilizes or paralyzes the subject.

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