A state of impaired consciousness in which the individual shows a marked diminution in reactivity to environmental stimuli and can be aroused only by continual stimulation. [L. fr. stupeo, to be stunned]
- benign s. a stuporous syndrome from which recovery is the rule, as opposed to malignant s.. SYN: depressive s..
- catatonic s. s. associated with catatonia.
- depressive s. SYN: benign s..
- malignant s. a stuporous condition from which recovery is infrequent, as opposed to benign s..

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stu·por 'st(y)ü-pər n a condition of greatly dulled or completely suspended sense or sensibility <a drunken \stupor> specif a chiefly mental condition marked by absence of spontaneous movement, greatly diminished responsiveness to stimulation, and usu. impaired consciousness

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a condition of near unconsciousness, with apparent mental inactivity and reduced ability to respond to stimulation.

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stu·por (stooґpər) [L.] 1. a lowered level of consciousness manifested by the subject's responding only to vigorous stimulation. See also consciousness 2. in psychiatry, a disorder marked by greatly reduced responsiveness, inattentiveness to the environment, and inaction. stuporous adj

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