caffeine poisoning

caffeine poisoning

Etymology: Ar, qahwah, coffee; L, potio, drink
a toxic condition caused by the chronic ingestion of excessive amounts of caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea, cola beverages, and certain stimulant drugs. Symptoms include restlessness, anxiety, general depression, tachycardia, arrhythmias (premature atrial contractions), tremors, nausea, diuresis, and insomnia. In cases of caffeine poisoning, death may result from cardiovascular and respiratory collapse. Also called caffeinism [kafē′nizəm] , caffeism [kaf′ē·izm] . See also xanthine derivative.
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A PAINTER died of caffeine poisoning after eating a pack of mints from a sweet shop.
Sepkowitz, a physician at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York, has cited that unintentional caffeine overdoses have resulted in serious illness and rare deaths from caffeine poisoning, ABC News reported.
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Based on my experience as a convalescing victim of chronic caffeine poisoning, and because caffeine is probably the most common cause of panic disorder, I present my theory of the mechanism of panic disorder as a symptom of caffeine-dependency-induced chronic caffeine poisoning.
Chronic caffeine poisoning alters the brain chemistry very slowly; it can take years before depression and generalized anxiety can be diagnosed in persons with genetic or other predisposition to this type of symptoms.
The most interesting symptom of chronic caffeine poisoning, in my mind, is panic disorder.
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you could get caffeine poisoning, which can cause heart arrhythmias," she said.