delirium definition

  • noun:
    • A temporary state of psychological confusion and fluctuating awareness resulting from large fever, intoxication, shock, or any other reasons. Its characterized by anxiety, disorientation, hallucinations, delusions, and incoherent speech.
    • A state of uncontrolled pleasure or feeling: sports fans in delirium after their particular team's victory.
    • A temporary mental state with a rapid beginning, often reversible, including apparent symptoms of confusion, inability to concentrate, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Causes range from dehydration, medication intoxication, and severe disease.
    • a situation where the thoughts, expressions, and actions tend to be crazy, unusual, and incoherent; psychological aberration; a roving or wandering associated with head, -- frequently influenced by a fever or some other disease, so distinguished from mania, or madness.
    • Strong excitement; wild passion; madness.
    • A disordered condition, more or less temporary, associated with the psychological traits, happening during infection, particularly in febrile problems.
    • Violent excitement; exaggerated enthusiasm; mad rapture.
    • A hallucination or delusion; a creation of this imagination.
    • a usually brief state of excitement and emotional confusion often combined with hallucinations
    • state of violent emotional agitation
    • a short-term state of psychological confusion and fluctuating awareness resulting from high temperature, intoxication, surprise, or any other factors. It's characterized by anxiety, disorientation, hallucinations, delusions, and incoherent speech.
    • circumstances of uncontrolled pleasure or feeling: activities fans in delirium after their group's triumph.
    • A temporary mental state with a-sudden onset, often reversible, including outward indications of confusion, failure to focus, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Factors can include dehydration, medication intoxication, and severe illness.
    • circumstances in which the thoughts, expressions, and activities tend to be wild, irregular, and incoherent; psychological aberration; a roving or wandering of this head, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other illness, so distinguished from mania, or madness.
    • Strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; insanity.
    • A disordered condition, almost temporary, of this emotional traits, happening during infection, especially in febrile problems.
    • Violent excitement; exaggerated enthusiasm; angry rapture.
    • A hallucination or delusion; a creation associated with imagination.
    • a usually brief condition of pleasure and mental confusion frequently followed closely by hallucinations
    • state of violent mental agitation

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