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Medical Term:

paralepsy

Pronunciation: par'a-lep'se

Definition:

  1. A rarely used term for a temporary attack of mental inertia and hopelessness.
  2. A sudden alteration in mood or emotional tension.

[G. para- + lepsis, seizure]

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