English Vocabulary: Medical Words

catatonic

Alice's parents are killed in a fire. Driven catatonic and having attempted suicide (note her bandaged wrists), she is institutionalised in Rutledge Asylum. Years later Alice is called by the White Rabbit to the aid of a radically altered Wonderland, under threat from the Red Queen, the evil despot who has enslaved its people. The Cheshire Cat is a frightening incarnation, and is her constant companion throughout the game, popping up now and again to guide the player or offer advice.

medical oddities

medical quacks


Pschological Oddities

neurasthenic

… In imagining what might have happened, one of America's most provocative young writers, Katie Roiphe, has created a deep, richly textured fictional portrait of Alice and Dodgson: she changing from an unruly child to a bewitching adolescent, and he, a diffident, neurasthenic adult whose increasing obsession with her almost destroys him.
2004. Publisher's description of fiction Still She Haunts Me by [ Katie Roiphe ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Roiphe ].
neurasthenic royal is accused of making more crank calls.
Time mag's Winners and Losers Page 1. On [ Diana, Princess of Wales ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana,_Princess_of_Wales ].
neurasthenic = of or relating to or suffering from [ neurasthenia ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/neurasthenia ]; nervous breakdown.

science/medical related

etiology

SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome], an atypical pneumonia of unknown [ etiology ] [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etiology ], was recognized at the end of February 2003.
The World Health Organization, 2003-03