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Noun: catatonic schizophrenia  ,ka-tu'tó-nik ,skit-su'free-nee-u
  1. A form of schizophrenia characterized by a tendency to remain in a fixed stuporous state for long periods; the catatonia may give way to short periods of extreme excitement
    - catatonic type schizophrenia, catatonia

Type of: dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis

Encyclopedia: Catatonic schizophrenia