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Delirare (Latin) - To deviate, be deranged
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Delerium Tremens

A condition caused by the withdrawl of alcohol that classicly presents with a "deviation away" from normal brain functioning and violent "trembling" or shaking.

  • Commonly referred to as DT's
  • A potentially deadly withdrawl condition that occurs between 2 and 3 days after the cessation of alcohol in a chronic alcoholic
  • Symptoms include confusion, agitation, visual and tactile hallucinations (things crawling on the skin) and high blood pressure
  • Patients often die from seizures and exceedingly high body temperatures