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Hysterical strength is human strength exhibited superior to expectations, commonly in a hysterical state.

It can be seen when muscles violently contract when a person is electrocuted.

The most common anecdotal example is of mothers lifting cars to rescue their children. Hysterical strength is also observed in people who have taken mind-altering substances such as PCP. Hysterical strength can result in torn muscles and damaged joints.

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