hallucinosis


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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

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

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.
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He had observed frequent involvement of the midbrain, which led to selecting the term peduncular hallucinosis. This was a simple descriptive terminology implying the neuro-anatomical correlate for this condition.
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'Peduncular hallucinosis' following paramedian thalamic infarction.
In 1989, 16 of 124 patients with a diagnosis of alcohol dependence were identified with alcoholic hallucinosis: At 13% this represents nearly double the expected prevalence.
Five continued to meet criteria for alcoholic hallucinosis. All had had episodic hallucinations originally; in two, they were now continuous.
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Diagnostic testing ruled out hallucinosis related to seizures.