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 (kă-fē′nĭz′əm, kăf′ē-, kăf′ē-ə-)
A toxic condition marked by diarrhea, elevated blood pressure, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, and insomnia, caused by excessive ingestion of coffee and other caffeine-containing substances.
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Noun1.caffeinism - poisoning resulting from excessive intake of caffeine containing products
intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition - the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
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Caffeinism (addiction to caffeine) is more common than people realise and doctors recommend you shouldn't drink more than four cups of coffee or five cups of tea a day.
Although six cups of regular coffee per day is the maximum amount often recommended, many tolerate this amount for years without exhibiting any symptoms of caffeinism, and it has not been demonstrated that in such individuals there is any undue strain on their hearts.
A CAFFEINISM - addiction to caffeine, the stimulant found in coffee, tea and many soft drinks - is very common.