hallucinosis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hallucinosis: Organic Hallucinosis

hallucinosis

 [hah-lu″sĭ-no´sis]
a state characterized by hallucinations without other impairment of consciousness. adj. adj hallucinot´ic.
organic hallucinosis a term used in a former system of classification, denoting an organic mental syndrome characterized by hallucinations caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with clouding of consciousness (delirium), intellectual impairment (dementia), mood disturbance, or prominent delusions (organic delusional syndrome). Such disorders are now mainly classified as substance-induced psychotic disorders and psychotic disorders due to a general medical condition. See also substance-induced disorders.

hal·lu·ci·no·sis

(ha-lū'si-nō'sis),
A syndrome, usually of organic origin, characterized by more or less persistent hallucinations for example, alcoholic hallucinosis.

hallucinosis

/hal·lu·ci·no·sis/ (hah-loo″sĭ-no´sis) a state characterized by the presence of hallucinations without other impairment of consciousness.hallucinot´ic
organic hallucinosis  a term used in a former classification system, denoting an organic mental syndrome characterized by hallucinations caused by a specific organic factor and not associated with delirium.

hallucinosis

(hə-lo͞o′sə-nō′sĭs)
n.
An abnormal condition or mental state characterized by hallucination.

hallucinosis

[halo̅o̅′sinō′sis]
Etymology: L, alucinari + Gk, osis, condition
a pathological mental state in which awareness consists primarily or exclusively of hallucinations. A kind of hallucinosis is alcoholic hallucinosis.

hal·lu·ci·no·sis

(hă-lū'si-nō'sis)
A syndrome, usually of organic origin (e.g., alcoholic hallucinosis characterized by more or less persistent hallucinations), in which the patient perceives as real things that do not, in fact, exist.

hallucinosis

An abnormal mental state featuring hallucinations.
References in periodicals archive ?
Peduncular hallucinosis following a transoral odontoidectomy for craniovertebral junction malformation.
Peduncular hallucinosis following microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia.
It was found in the study that alcohol withdrawal seizure was the most common neurological complication seen except in the group with history of alcohol intake for a duration 0-5 years, alcohol hallucinosis was more prevalent.
The study also concluded that incidence of alcohol hallucinosis was significantly and consistently higher in patients with lesser duration of alcohol intake, whereas the incidence of alcoholic polyneuropathy and WernickeKorsakoff encephalopathy was significantly and consistently higher in patients with longer duration of alcohol intake.
The participants taking alcohol of around 840 gm/week had alcohol hallucinosis more common as a neurological complication, whereas the prevalence of alcohol hallucinosis and alcohol withdrawal seizure was equally seen in participants with alcohol intake of around 770 gm/week.
5) In alcohol hallucinosis the patients have transient visual, auditory or tactile hallucination, but are otherwise clear.