prodromal stage n.
See incubative stage.
Sometimes the stupor is preceded by convulsions, at other times by a prodromal stage of general nervousness.
One man may steal under the influence of the prodromal stage of paresis who has been previously of high moral character.
The general symptoms, with the exception of the fever, do not greatly differ from those common to the prodromal stage.
Most of the cases during the prodromal stage are sullen, morose or suspicious, and indifferent to their friends and surroundings.
At the end of the prodromal stage there most usually occurs an attack of acute mania of a furious impulsive kind.