[ ka-fee-niz-uhm, kaf-ee-niz-, kaf-ee-uh- ]
/ kæˈfi nɪz əm, ˈkæf iˌnɪz-, ˈkæf i ə- /
chronic toxicity caused by excessive intake of caffeine, characterized by anxiety, irritability, palpitations, insomnia, and digestive disturbances.
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Medical definitions for caffeinism
[ kă-fē′nĭz′əm, kăf′ē- ]
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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