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  Delirium



Delirium

   An abnormal mental state characterized by excitement and hallucinations.

RELATED TERMS
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Abnormal
Not normal. Deviating from the usual structure, position, condition, or behavior. In referring to a growth, abnormal may mean that it is cancerous or premalignant (likely to become cancer).

Hallucinations
Subjectively experienced sensations in the absence of an appropriate stimulus, but which are regarded by the individual as real. They may be of organic origin or associated with MENTAL DISORDERS.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Delinquency, Juvenile
The antisocial acts of children or persons under age which are illegal or lawfully interpreted as constituting delinquency.

Delirium of Mixed Origin
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)

Delirium tremens
A neurological symptom of alcohol withdrawal seen in chronic alcoholism, with includes symptoms of psychosis. These may include uncontrollable trembling, hallucinations, severe anxiety, sweating, and sudden feelings of terror. Delirium tremens can be both frightening and, in severe cases, deadly. Treatment includes observation, comfort care, and in some cases medication.

Delirium Tremens
An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)

Delirium Tremens, Alcohol Withdrawal Induced
An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)

Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal
An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)

Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.

Delirium, Subacute
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)

Deliriums, Subacute
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)

Deliveries
Expulsion or extraction of the child and the after-birth. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Deliveries, Abdominal
Extraction of the fetus by means of abdominal hysterotomy.

Deliveries, Healthcare
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Deliveries, Home
Childbirth taking place in the home.

Delivery
See drug delivery.

Delivery of Dental Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Delivery of Health Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)

Delivery of Healthcare
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Delivery room
A room in a hospital equipped for childbirth.

Delivery Room
Hospital units equipped for childbirth.

Delivery Rooms
Hospital units equipped for childbirth.

Delivery System, Drug
Systems for the delivery of drugs to target sites of pharmacological actions. Technologies employed include those concerning drug preparation, route of administration, site targeting, metabolism, and toxicity.

Delivery System, Integrated
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)

Delivery Systems, Biodegradable
Chemical substances that prevent or reduce the probability of conception.

Delivery Systems, Drug
Systems for the delivery of drugs to target sites of pharmacological actions. Technologies employed include those concerning drug preparation, route of administration, site targeting, metabolism, and toxicity.

Delivery Systems, Integrated
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)

Delivery, Abdominal
Extraction of the fetus by means of abdominal hysterotomy.

Delivery, breech
Delivery in which the buttocks present before the head.

Delivery, Dental Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Delivery, footling
There are single-footling or double-footling deliveries depending upon whether the presenting part of the baby at delivery is just one foot or both feet.

Delivery, Health Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Delivery, Healthcare
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Delivery, Home
Childbirth taking place in the home.



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Deltoid
The triangular muscle of the shoulder.

Dependence
A state of absolute need, both physical and psychological.

Depilatory
A substance that temporarily removes hair from the skin.

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Desensitization
Reducing or eliminating sensitivity to a particular substance.

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