delirium tremens

[ tree-muh nz, -menz ]
/ ˈtri mənz, -mɛnz /

noun Pathology.

a withdrawal syndrome occurring in persons who have developed physiological dependence on alcohol, characterized by tremor, visual hallucinations, and autonomic instability. Abbreviation: d.t.

Words nearby delirium tremens

Origin of delirium tremens

1813; < New Latin: trembling delirium
Also called the d.t.'s.

Definition for dts (2 of 2)

d.t.'s
[ dee-teez ]
/ ˈdiˈtiz /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dts

delirium tremens
/ (ˈtrɛmɛnz, ˈtriː-) /

noun

a severe psychotic condition occurring in some persons with chronic alcoholism, characterized by delirium, tremor, anxiety, and vivid hallucinationsAbbreviation: dt, (informal) DT's

Word Origin for delirium tremens

C19: New Latin, literally: trembling delirium
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Medicine definitions for dts

delirium tremens
[ trēmənz ]

n.

An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking and that is characterized by sweating, trembling, anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations.
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Science definitions for dts

delirium tremens
[ dĭ-lîrē-əm trēmənz ]

An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking or an episode of heavy alcohol consumption. It is characterized by trembling, sweating, acute anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations.
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