A Dictionary Of Hallucinations by Jan Dirk Blom

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By Jan Dirk Blom

The Dictionary of Hallucinations is an alphabetical directory of matters touching on hallucinations and different misperceptions. they are often approximately divided into 5 categories:

1. Definitions of person hallucinatory symptoms
2. health conditions and ingredients linked to the mediation of hallucinations
3. Definitions of the phrases hallucination and phantasm via vital ancient authors
4. ancient figures who're recognized to have skilled hallucinations
5. Miscellaneous issues.

Each of the definitions of person hallucinatory indicators includes:

* a definition of the term

* its etymological origin

* the 12 months of advent (if known)

* a connection with the writer or authors who brought the time period (if known)

* an outline of the present use

* a short clarification of the etiology and pathophysiology of the symptom to hand (if known)

* references to similar terms

* references to the literature.

Jan Dirk Blom, M.D., Ph.D., is a medical psychiatrist, focusing on the sphere of psychotic problems. He holds a Ph.D. from the Philosophy division of the collage of Leiden, at the deconstruction of the biomedical schizophrenia idea. he's at present concerned with a collaborative venture with the college of Utrecht, on version dependent and version unfastened analyses of fMRI activation styles got from people with verbal auditory hallucinations, and an experimental remedy technique with fMRI-guided repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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HedomslD Theory that man seeks pleasure and avoids pain; and pleasure or happiness is the highest good. ianopia Loss of half of the visual field. HelDiballislD Violent limb movements of wide amplitude to the other side of the body. HelDiplegia Paralysis of one half of the body. Heredity Individual characteristics passed on genetically by parents to their offspring. Heredo-famllial Passed from generation to generation and to several members of one family. Herpes zoster Viral infection of posterior root ganglia resulting in pain and rash over the corresponding cutaneous distribution of the affected nerve root.

Running from the ear. Over-flow incontinence Constant dribbling due to overdistension of an insensitive bladder. Over-valued idea Emotionally charged idea which tends to dominate the thought-processes. OVUJll Female sex cell. (Pl. ) Oxycephaly Elongated head. 49 PALILALIA p Palilalia Repetition of words with increasing speed and diminishing audibility. Occurs in post-enc~phalitis Parkinsonism. Palpitation cardia. Sensation of rapid beating of the heart; tachy- Panic Sudden feeling of terror. 1s and symptoms of acute anxiety or overwhelming dread are pallor, sweating, goose pimples, dry mouth, pupillary dilation, sinking feeling, frequency of micturition or defaecation, tachycardia and hyperventilation, resulting in a fightflight reaction.

32 Sexual attraction towards persons of the opposite HUNTINGTON'S CHOREA Heterozygous twins Hiatus Twins that are dissimilar. Large gap. Hierarchial Descriptive of an organization involving levels of ascending authority and power; it is a term often used in relation to hospital structures and systems of communications. HoffJllann's sign Flicking the nail of the patient's middle finger results in a prompt adduction of the thumb and flexion of the index finger. Caused by injury to the pyramidal tract.

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