Stearns' alcoholic amentia

Stearns' alcoholic amentia

[sturnz]
Etymology: A. Warren Stearns, American physician, 1885-1959; Ar, alkohl, essence; L, ab, from, mens, mind
a form of insanity brought on by alcohol, characterized by an emotional disturbance of a less severe nature than that of delirium tremens but of longer duration and with greater mental clouding and amnesia.