[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.
Delirium tremens; the CLANKS: When Bix got the DT’s Whiteman treated Bix to a drunk cure (1858+)
1. Distributed Time Service.
operating system The first commercial time-sharing system, created by Dartmouth College and sold by General Electric around 1967. GE’s Information Service Divsion (ISD) marketed DTSS which was running on a system called GE-265 (a combination of the front-end processor the Datanet-30 and the GE-235). DTSS was ported (and significantly improved by GE ISD around 1965-1966 […]
abbreviation 1. digital terrestrial television
noun See digital television digital television
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