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Related to hypnopompic hallucination: Hypnagogic hallucinations
a sensory impression (sight, touch, sound, smell, or taste) that has no basis in external stimulation. Hallucinations can have psychologic causes, as in mental illness, or they can result from drugs, alcohol, organic illnesses, such as brain tumor or senility, or exhaustion. When hallucinations have a psychologic origin, they usually represent a disguised form of a repressed conflict. adj. adj hallu´cinative, hallu´cinatory.
auditory hallucination a hallucination of hearing; the most common type.
gustatory hallucination a hallucination of taste.
haptic hallucination tactile hallucination.
hypnagogic hallucination a vivid, dreamlike hallucination occurring at sleep onset.
hypnopompic hallucination a vivid, dreamlike hallucination occurring on awakening.
kinesthetic hallucination a hallucination involving the sense of bodily movement.
olfactory hallucination a hallucination of smell.
somatic hallucination a hallucination involving the perception of a physical experience occurring within the body.
tactile hallucination a hallucination of touch.
visual hallucination a hallucination of sight.
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vivid hallucinations that occur when waking from sleep; occurs with narcolepsy, but grouped with hypnagogic hallucination.
Synonym(s): hypnopompic image
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hyp·no·pom·pic hal·lu·ci·na·tion(hip'nō-pom'pik hă-lū'si-nā'shŭn)
Vivid hallucinations that occur when wakening from sleep; occurs with narcolepsy, but grouped with hypnagogic hallucination.
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A hallucination that occurs as a person is waking from sleep.
Mentioned in: Hallucinations
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