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psy·cho·sis

 (sī-kō′sĭs)
n. pl. psy·cho·ses (-sēz)
An acute or chronic mental state marked by loss of contact with reality, disorganized speech and behavior, and often hallucinations or delusions, seen in certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, and other medical disorders.
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psychosis

(saɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n, pl -choses (-ˈkəʊsiːz)
(Psychiatry) any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual's contact with reality becomes highly distorted. Compare neurosis
[C19: New Latin, from psycho- + -osis]
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psy•cho•sis

(saɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.
2. any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia.
[1840–50]
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psy·cho·sis

(sī-kō′sĭs)
Plural psychoses (sī-kō′sēz)
A mental illness so severe that a person loses the ability to think logically, to communicate, and to relate to others. A person with a psychosis loses contact with reality and often shows dramatic changes in behavior. Psychoses can be caused by diseases affecting the brain.

psychotic (sī-kŏt′ĭk) adjective
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psychosis

any severe mental disorder or disease. — psychotic, n., adj.
See also: Insanity
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychosis - any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
delirium tremens, DTs - acute delirium caused by alcohol poisoning
paranoia - a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur
dementia praecox, schizophrenia, schizophrenic disorder, schizophrenic psychosis - any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
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Translations
psychóza
psykoosi
psychoza
psihoză

psychosis

[saɪˈkəʊsɪs] N (psychoses (pl)) [saɪˈkəʊsiːz]psicosis f inv
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psychosis

[saɪˈkəʊsɪs] [psychoses] [saɪˈkəʊsiːz] (pl) npsychose f
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psychosis

n pl <psychoses> → Psychose f
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psychosis

[saɪˈkəʊsɪs] n (psychoses (pl)) [saɪˈkəʊsiːz‘]psicosi f inv
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psy·cho·sis

n. psicosis, trastorno mental severo de origen orgánico o emocional en el cual el paciente pierde contacto con la realidad y sufre de alucinaciones o aberraciones mentales;
alcoholic ______ alcohólica;
depressive ______ depresiva;
drug ______ por drogas;
manic-depressive ______ maníaco depresiva;
organic ______ orgánica;
senile ______ senil;
situational ______ situacional;
toxic ______ tóxica;
traumatic ______ traumática.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

psychosis

n (pl -ses) psicosis f
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Alcohol is a risk factor for many diseases, however, aggregate-level studies has focused traditionally on such consequences of long-term alcohol abuse as mortality from liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, alcoholism and alcoholic psychoses (Norstrom & Ramstedt, 2005).
Alcohol-related mortality is often measured with regard only to the most common underlying causes of death (alcohol dependence syndrome, alcoholic psychoses, alcoholic cardiomyopathy, alcoholic diseases of the liver, alcoholic diseases of the pancreas, poisoning by alcohol).
A list of broad diagnostic categories of potentially alcohol-defined (e.g., alcoholic psychoses, alcohol dependence syndrome, nondependent alcohol abuse, and alcoholic liver disease) or alcohol-related (e.g., gastrointestinal bleeding or unintentional injury) diagnoses was included on the survey instrument (Table 1); ARHs also included persons whose reason for admission was, in the judgment of the attending physician, related to past or current alcohol use, even if the patient was not the person using alcohol (e.g., an injury sustained in a motor-vehicle crash caused by a drunk driver even if the injured patient was not drinking).