craze, delirium, frenzy, fury, hysterianoun
state of violent mental agitation
a usually brief state of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
A temporary mental state with a sudden onset, usually reversible, including symptoms of confusion, inability to concentrate, disorientation, anxiety, and sometimes hallucinations. Causes can include dehydration, drug intoxication, and severe infection.
Etymology: From the delirium, from deliro.
a state in which the thoughts, expressions, and actions are wild, irregular, and incoherent; mental aberration; a roving or wandering of the mind, -- usually dependent on a fever or some other disease, and so distinguished from mania, or madness
strong excitement; wild enthusiasm; madness
Delirium, or acute confusional state, is a syndrome that presents as severe confusion and disorientation, developing with relatively rapid onset and fluctuating in intensity. It is a syndrome which occurs more frequently in people in their later years. Delirium represents an organically caused decline from a previously-attained baseline level of cognitive function. It is typified by fluctuating course, attentional deficits and generalized severe disorganization of behavior. It typically involves other cognitive deficits, changes in arousal, perceptual deficits, altered sleep-wake cycle, and psychotic features such as hallucinations and delusions. Delirium itself is not a disease, but rather a clinical syndrome, which result from an underlying disease, from medications administered during treatment of that disease in a critical phase, from a new problem with mentation or from varying combinations of two or more of these factors. It is a corollary of the criteria that a diagnosis of delirium cannot be made without a previous assessment, or knowledge, of the affected person's baseline level of cognitive function. In other words, a mentally disabled or demented person who is operating at their own baseline level of mental ability would be expected to appear delirious without a baseline mental functional status against which to compare.
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A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)
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The numerical value of delirium in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of delirium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Even clinicians would have a difficult time diagnosing an excited delirium, when you employ ketamine you better be darn sure that this is excited delirium and not something else.
I think the providers are so taxed that you're trying to keep the patient alive, during these times of crisis, you're just trying to keep the patient alive. Things like delirium prevention are just like extra credit assignments.
Practically every man remains in delirium before marrying the woman that he would not meet the ordeal like that of other husbands at the hands of their wives, but soon after wedding all those thoughts start shattering before own eyes and the lucky one awakens to the marital life’s reality the very first.
It's time, there's a social, economic and political crisis. Economically we're completely lost and in a delirium.
They said I didn't need to be hospitalized. So they definitely wasn't going to give me ketamine until the police asked for it, i definitely wasn't experiencing excited delirium, I can tell you that.
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- deliriCatalan, Valencian
- Taumel, Fieberphantasie, DeliriumGerman
- eldarnio, zoraldi, zorabioBasque
- breisleach, boile, mearan, bruailleanScottish Gaelic
- զառանցանք, ցնորքArmenian
- ngutungutuahi, kuawa, mate kuawa, kutukutuahiMāori
- delirium, delierDutch
- делирий, бред, горячкаRussian
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