[tree-muh nz, -menz] /ˈtri mənz, -mɛnz/
a withdrawal syndrome occurring in persons who have developed physiological dependence on alcohol, characterized by tremor, visual hallucinations, and autonomic instability.
a severe psychotic condition occurring in some persons with chronic alcoholism, characterized by delirium, tremor, anxiety, and vivid hallucinations Abbreviation dt, (informal) DT’s
1813, medical Latin, literally “trembling delirium,” introduced 1813 by British physician Thomas Sutton, for “that form of delirium which is rendered worse by bleeding, but improved by opium. By Rayer and subsequent writers it has been almost exclusively applied to delirium resulting from the abuse of alcohol” [Sydenham Society Lexicon of Medicine]. As synonyms, Farmer lists barrel-fever, gallon distemper, blue Johnnies, bottle ache, pink spiders, quart-mania snakes in the boots, triangles, uglies, etc.
delirium tremens delirium tre·mens (trē’mənz)
An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking and that is characterized by sweating, trembling, anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations.
An acute, sometimes fatal episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal or abstinence from alcohol following habitual excessive drinking or an episode of heavy alcohol consumption. It is characterized by trembling, sweating, acute anxiety, confusion, and hallucinations.
A detective; dick, tec: ”You DT?” ”No.” ”So what you care who piped Devona?” (1920s+)
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Decision Table ALGOL. An ALGOL superset from Victoria University, Wellington that added decision tables and runs on Burroughs Large System. (1995-02-02)
DTaP abbr. acellular pertussis vaccine diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis
1. document type definition: a description of the different types of elements and markup tags allowable in a particular SGML, XML, or HTML document and where they can occur within the document. 1. (in prescriptions) give such doses. DTD abbr. diastrophic dysplasia Document Type Definition document type definition