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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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Ad lib caffeine consumption, symptoms of caffeinism, and academic performance.
Caffeine isn't harmful in moderate amounts but if you take more than around 300mg a day (four cups of instant coffee or two cans of Monster) you can develop caffeinism, a tolerance and addiction to caffeine.
While addicted to caffeine, I developed a chronic poisoning, caffeinism, probably because of my slow caffeine metabolism.
The best story in the collection, the long "Caffeinism," about depravity in the depths of caffeine addiction, of course must be accompanied by Rick Danko's fabulous "Java Blues," as performed by Levon Helm.
Excess caffeine ingestion, known as "caffeinism", is defined as a toxic condition marked by diarrhoea, elevated blood pressure, rapid breathing, heart palpitations and insomnia, caused by excessive intake of coffee and other caffeinecontaining substances.
Research has shown that those who ingest energy drinks that are loaded with caffeine without reducing their regular caffeine intake from other sources may risk developing what has been termed "caffeinism".