The case he reports on p. 26, of the woman resuscitated by Rigaudeaux in 1748, was one of catalepsy, if it ever happened.
Is it the catalepsy in which life is suspended, but consciousness acute?
That is the probable basis for the suggestiveness which we concluded was a prominent factor in catalepsy.
But even as he spoke he stiffened as a man suddenly struck with catalepsy.
It is dreams, swoons, catalepsy, with their allied states which suggest the existence of a double or ghost.
At other times he sat hour by hour in a state as motionless as that of catalepsy.
When not in a catalepsy of literary composition, I am essentially the man of action.
Most likely a state of catalepsy, but he was buried and none thought a second time about it.
Mrs. Dundyke was gazing at him with a fixed, unnatural stare, like one who has been seized with catalepsy.
Except that I could move and feel, I was like a man fallen in a catalepsy.
catalepsy cat·a·lep·sy (kāt'l-ěp'sē)
A condition that occurs in a variety of physical and psychological disorders and is characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed.