[ka-fee-niz-uh m, kaf-ee-niz-, kaf-ee-uh-]
- chronic toxicity caused by excessive intake of caffeine, characterized by anxiety, irritability, palpitations, insomnia, and digestive disturbances.
Origin of caffeinism
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But caffeinism is a chemical dependency, not a true addiction.
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- 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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