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latah <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth Martin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Ninth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199687817
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191767302
latah n.

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a pattern of behaviour seen especially in certain cultures, such as that of Malaysia. After a psychological shock the affected individual becomes very anxious and very suggestible and shows excessive obedience and pathological imitation of the actions of another person (echopraxia)....

Reference Entry.  43 words. 

Subjects: Medicine and Health

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