delirium

Type: Term Pronunciation: dĕ-lir′ē-ŭm, dĕ-lir′ē-ă Definitions: 1. An altered state of consciousness, consisting of confusion, distractibility, disorientation, disordered thinking and memory, defective perception (illusions and hallucinations), prominent hyperactivity, agitation, and autonomic nervous system
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delirium

[n] - a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
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Delirium

Delirium: A sudden state of severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function, sometimes associated with hallucinations and hyperactivity, in which the patient is inaccessible to normal contact. Symptoms may include inability to concentrate and disorganized thinking evidenced by rambling, irrelevant, or incoherent speech. There may be a reduced
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Delirium

An acute organic brain syndrome secondary to physical causes in which consciousness is affected and disorientation results often associated with illusions, visual hallucinations and persecutory ideation.
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Delirium

De·lir'i·um noun [ Latin , from delirare to rave, to wander in mind, prop., to go out of the furrow in plowing; de- + lira furrow, track; perhaps akin to German geleise track, rut, and English last to endure.] 1. (Medicine) A state in which the thoug
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delirium

<neurology, psychiatry> An acute, reversible organic mental disorder characterised by reduced ability to maintain attention to external stimuli and disorganised thinking as manifested by rambling, irrelevant or incoherent speech. ... There are also a reduced level of consciousness, sensory misperceptions, disturbance of the sleep wakefulness
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delirium

noun a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
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delirium

(de·lir·i·um) (dĕ-lēr´e-um) pl. deli´ria a mental disturbance of relatively short duration usually reflecting a toxic state, marked by illusions, hallucinations, delusions, excitement, restlessness, impaired memory, and incoherence. alcohol withdrawal delirium ...
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Delirium

• (n.) Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness. • (n.) A state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness.
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delirium

a mental disturbance marked by disorientation and confused thinking in which the patient incorrectly comprehends his surroundings. The delirious ... [3 related articles]
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delirium

(de- + L. lira furrow or track; i.e., 'off the track') (DSM III-R) an acute, reversible organic mental disorder characterized by reduced ability to maintain attention to external stimuli and disorganized thinking as manifested by rambling, irrelevant, or incoherent speech; there are also a reduced level of consciousness, sensory misperceptions, dis
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delirium

delirium (s), deliria (pl) 1. Usually a brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations. 2. A state of violent mental agitation marked by extreme restlessness, confusion, and sometimes hallucinations; which may be caused by fever, poisoning, or brain injury. 3. A temporary state of mental confusion, fluctua...
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delirium

  1. state of violent mental agitation
  2. a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations

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delirium

In medicine, a state of acute confusion in which the subject is incoherent, frenzied, and out of touch with reality. It is often accompanied by delusions or hallucinations. Delirium may occur in feverish illness, some forms of mental illness, brain disease, and as a result of drug or alcohol intoxication. In chronic alcoholism, attacks of delirium
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Delirium

A condition including severe confusion, disorganized thinking, disorientation and restlessness. Delirium may be caused by physical agents such as infections, toxic substances, metabolic disorders or strokes. Delirium Tremens, "the trembling delirium" is a type of delirium that affects people on alcohol withdrawal after a long period of heavy drinki
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delirium

A mental state in which a person is confused, disoriented, and not able to think or remember clearly. The person may also be agitated and have hallucinations, and extreme excitement.
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Delirium

a state of altered awareness with agitation, hallucinations and confusion.
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delirium

Short term state of mental confusion, hallucinations or unconsciousness initiated by poisons, drugs, narcotics etc.
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DELIRIUM

a state of mental confusion, typically acute and rapid in onset that may be caused by factors including disease, drug use, or high fever.
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Delirium

disorder of consciousness in which the patient is bewildered, disoriented and restless. There may be
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