delirium tremens

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delirium tre·mens

An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking. It also may occur during an episode of heavy alcohol consumption.

[New Latin dēlīrium tremēns : Latin dēlīrium, delirium + Latin tremēns, trembling.]

delirium tremens

(ˈtrɛmɛnz; ˈtriː-)
(Psychiatry) a severe psychotic condition occurring in some persons with chronic alcoholism, characterized by delirium, tremor, anxiety, and vivid hallucinations. Abbreviation: dt or DT's (informal)
[C19: New Latin, literally: trembling delirium]

delir′ium tre′mens

(ˈtri mənz, -mɛnz)
a withdrawal syndrome occurring in persons who have developed physiological dependence on alcohol, characterized by tremor, hallucinations, and autonomic instability. Also called the d.t.'s.
[1813; < New Latin: trembling delirium]
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Noun1.delirium tremens - acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

delirium tremens

nDelirium tremens nt, → Säuferwahn(sinn) m
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s little white man-of-all-work coming into the room broke the spell, and I walked out of the house with a sort of dazed fear that delirium tremens might be infectious.
After supper pap took the jug, and said he had enough whisky there for two drunks and one delirium tremens.
People were thicker than bees, in those narrow streets, and the men were dressed in all the outrageous, outlandish, idolatrous, extravagant, thunder-and-lightning costumes that ever a tailor with the delirium tremens and seven devils could conceive of.
A ship bound for Australia had sent to the Sailors' Home for a stoker in place of one who had thrown himself overboard off Gibraltar in an attack of delirium tremens.
For her mother being dead, her father, finding himself not likely to recover, after his third attack of delirium tremens, wrote a manly and pathetic letter to Miss Pinkerton, recommending the orphan child to her protection, and so descended to the grave, after two bailiffs had quarrelled over his corpse.
he wondered; and had Captain Bateman's drunken mate died of delirium tremens yet?
He felt her now clinging round his legs, and his terror reached its culminating point, became a sort of intoxication, entertained delusions, acquired the characteristics of delirium tremens.
At last McCoy got delirium tremens, tied a rock to his neck, and jumped into the sea.
11] On the basis of this criteria, diagnosis of a presumed WE among alcoholics requires patients having a history or signs of chronic alcohol misuse and any of the following symptoms: Acute confusion (not due to intoxication), delirium tremens, memory disturbances, decreased conscious level, ophthalmoplegia or nystagmus, ataxia (not due to intoxication), or unexplained hypothermia with hypertension should be presumed to have WE.
As Americans struggled to cope with what was coming to be perceived as widespread, excessive drinking, the condition of delirium tremens served as a lens through which the American medical profession came to understand excessive drinking.
These complications include alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the form of delirium tremens which is characterized by a state of intense acute withdrawal state in the form of mental confusion, diaphoresis, agitation, fluctuating levels of consciousness, visual and auditory hallucinations associated with tremors and autonomic activity
De acuerdo con la clinica y los criterios diagnosticos de la CIE 10 (Organizacion Mundial de la Salud, 2010) se diagnostico de sindrome de abstinencia alcoholica con delirium tremens, y autoextirpacion del intestino delgado en el contexto de un delirium Tremens.