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Definition of the noun absinthism
What does absinthism mean as a name of something?
- The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth.
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“ Absinthism is a name given to the variety of alcoholism, whether acute or chronic, which is caused by the abuse of the liqueur called absinth. Absinthism is, more frequently than alcoholism, followed by mania, sofiening of the brain, or by general paralysis. This seems to be owing to the poisonous action of the essences which enter into the composition of this dangerous liqueur.”—Dictionnaire de Médecine, &c. , par E. Littré et Ch. Robin [ Nysten revised , edition ...
by Jan Dirk Blom
The term absinthism is indebted to the French noun absinthe, which in turn derives from the Greek noun apsinthion (wormwood). It has various connotations, referring either to the habitual ingestion of absinth or to a group of symptoms associated with absinth intoxication and/or withdrawal. This group of symptoms includes hallucinations and other ∗psychotic phenomena, ∗amaurosis fugax, insomnia, vertigo, tremors, transient paralysis of the limbs, ∗delirium, and epileptic seizures.
by Pei-Show Juo
Absinthism • Absorption Coefficient 6 Absinthism An addiction to absinthe. Absinthium The common wormwood. Artemisia absinthium, a bitter plant used as a stomachic tonic, anthelmintic, and flavoring in alcohol beverage. Absolute Alcohol Dehydrated alcohol or anhydrous ethyl alcohol. CH3-CH2OH Absolute Catabolic Rate The mass of protein catabolized per day, which is determined by multiplying the fractional turnover rate by the volume of the plasma pool.
A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen
Without thujone, absinthe is no more dangerous than ordinary spirits and its nonalcoholrelated psychoactive properties exaggerated absinthism Poisoning with absinthe, popular in findesiècle France, which had a toxin, thujone, which was extracted from wormwood (Artemisia absinthium pontica), a plant used for deworming. The neurologic effects of absinthe (with thujone)–mental deterioration, loss of time/space orientation, hallucinations eventually led to its ban in 1915; ...
A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen
absinthism Poisoning with absinthe, popular in findesiècle France, which had a toxin, thujone, which was extracted from wormwood (Artemisia absinthium pontica), a plant used for deworming. The neurologic effects of absinthe (with thujone)–mental deterioration, loss of time/space orientation, hallucinations eventually led to its ban in 1915; consumption of wormwood oil may be linked to rhabdomyolysis and seizures See Absinthe, Wormwood oil abstract intelligence The ability to ...
by John Henry Clarke
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111.716 definitions & 1.55 mill cross-references by Noah Webster
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by Spencer Thomson
its effects are thus described : — Absinthism. According to Dr Emile Decaisne, the consumption of absinth has of late years increased to an enormous extent in France. It is made by infusing in alcohol ends of wormwood, both major and minor (sommitis cTabtinthe from which the liqoor takes its name), angelica root, cala mu aromaticui, aniseed, dittany seeds, and common marjoram .
by J.C. Segen
Absence attack see Petit mal epilepsy Absinthism Intoxication with an alcoholic beverage popular in fin-de-siecle France; the active toxin, thujone, is extracted from wormwood (Artemisia pontica, a plant used for de -worming, hence the trivial name); Absinthe's neurological effects (mental deterioration, loss of time/space orientation and hallucinations) eventually led to its ban in ...
Pocket Medical Dictionary (1999)
by B. Jain Publishers Staff
__-----~~~~ * ACAPNIA Absinthism ab- sinth'-izm. A disease showing mental deterioration and ACC ...
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Scrabble value of A1B3S1I1N1T1H4I1S1M3
The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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