Meaning of delirium tremens

delir'ium tre'mens

Pronunciation: (trē'munz, -menz), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a withdrawal syndrome occurring in persons who have developed physiological dependence on alcohol, characterized by tremor, visual hallucinations, and autonomic instability. Abbr.: d.t. Also called
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