Won't the effect be similar to hypnosis whereby a man is reduced to a cataleptic state?
She was visited by no more ‘optical illusions’ or ‘cataleptic’ fits.
Their weight seemed to require a sort of cataleptic state of the muscles of the jaw, to enable them to hold on.
Christina had been in a cataleptic fit, or had been shamming death.
Thus, if M. Janet clenched her fist in the cataleptic state, her arm began to deal blows, and her face assumed a look of anger.
This lasted for about a week, and then she was, as the description says, "depressed and cataleptic."
No resistance, but cataleptic tendencies were still seen occasionally.
The most striking of these is still the cataleptic state, which they cause at will.
The figure sits and leans forward in the chair, straining and rigid, cataleptic with horror.
"cataleptic," said the professor, peering at him through his glasses.
1680s, from Late Latin catalepticus, from Greek kataleptikos, from kataleptos (see catalepsy). The noun meaning "one affected by catalepsy" is from 1851.
catalepsy cat·a·lep·sy (kāt'l-ěp'sē)
A condition that occurs in a variety of physical and psychological disorders and is characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed.