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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kat′ă-plek′sē

Definition: A transient attack of extreme generalized weakness, often precipitated by an emotional response, such as surprise, fear, or anger; one component of the narcolepsy quadrad.

[cata- + G. plēxis, a blow, stroke]

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