Definition of cataplectic in US English:



  • See cataplexy

    • ‘The duration of a cataplectic episode generally is a few seconds to several minutes, during which time the individual usually is fully conscious and medically stable.’
    • ‘Furthermore, people with mild cataplectic symptoms tend not to report these to the GP as they assume that these are normal.’
    • ‘She had a history of migraine headaches, but denied loss of consciousness and spontaneous cataplectic episodes.’
    • ‘During a cataplectic attack, the person is completely awake and later will have total recall of the entire event.’
    • ‘The dog had one more cataplectic episode 2 months after discharge and became more and more aggressive.’