ETYM Latin, from delirare to rave, to wander in mind, prop., to go out of the furrow in plowing; de- + lira furrow, track; perh. akin to German geleise track, rut, and Eng. last to endure.
State of excitement and mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations.
In medicine, a state of acute confusion in which the subject is incoherent, frenzied, and out of touch with reality. It is often accompanied by delusions or hallucinations.
Delirium may occur in feverish illness, some forms of mental illness, brain disease, and as a result of drug or alcohol intoxication. In chronic alcoholism, attacks of delirium tremens (DTs), marked by hallucinations, sweating, trembling, and anxiety, may persist for several days.
Groznica sa buncanjem.
Ludilo, bunilo, buncanje usled bolesnih duhovnih predstava, koje dolazi kao posledica izvesne prenadraženosti mozga i moždane opne; deliracija.