- An emotional state sometimes characterized by its potential for impulsive or poorly controlled activity.- catatonic e. an excited catatonic state seen in one of the schizophrenic disorders. See catatonia.- manic e. an excited mental state seen in a bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder characterized by hyperactivity, talkativeness, flight of ideas, pressured speech, grandiosity, and, occasionally, grandiose delusions. See mania, manic-depressive. SYN: acute mania.
* * *ex·cite·ment -'sīt-mənt n1) the act of exciting2) the state of being excited: asa) aroused, augmented, or abnormal activity of an organism or functioning of an organ or partb) extreme motor hyperactivity (as in catatonic schizophrenia or bipolar disorder)
* * *ex·cite·ment (ek-sītґment) response to stimuli, often used specifically to denote excessive responsiveness to stimuli, particularly of an emotional nature, and often leading to impulsive activity.
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