The Fall of the House of Usher

What does the word cataleptical mean? How is it relevant to Madeline's situation?

Cataleptical and how it relates to Madeline?

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A condition characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain in whatever position they are placed. It is known to occur in a variety of physical and psychological disorders, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, and can be induced by hypnosis.

These symptoms are very similar to the ones exhibited by Madeline in the story.