waxy flexibility

waxy flexibility n a condition in which a patient's limbs retain any position into which they are manipulated by another person and which occurs esp. in catatonic schizophrenia compare CATALEPSY

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the rigidity of the body seen in some severe cases of catatonic schizophrenia, in which the patient maintains whatever body position they are placed in, the limbs having a heavy waxy malleability.

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