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  • Delirium tremens, which is a syndrome of impaired consciousness, hallucinations, and fluctuating blood pressure and pulse caused by withdrawal from alcohol or other CNS depressants, has a very high mortality rate.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • I'm not talking of delirium tremens, which is a symptom rather than a disease, but of alcoholic poisoning.

    The Golden Calf

  • -- "It was fair time in the village wherein I stopped, and Rugge's principal actor was taken off by delirium tremens, which is Latin for a disease common to men who eat little and drink much.

    What Will He Do with It? — Volume 03

  • At last McCoy got delirium tremens, tied a rock to his neck, and jumped into the sea.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • It was just as real to me as is the snake beheld by a man in delirium tremens.

    Chapter 11

  • Before departing, the manager had thoughtfully bestowed eight five-pound banknotes on Aloysius, with the foreseen result that Aloysius awoke several days later to find himself broke and perilously near to delirium tremens.

    THE PROUD GOAT OFALOYSIUS PANKBURN

  • RUCerious Brought to you by MalWart your source for cheap plastic crap says: prickdom? need lunch, hypoglycemic finger tremens ….

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  • For Obama, responding to these problems will require breaking deep national addictions — to oil, to etherealized finance, to profligacy of all kinds — and, somehow, easing the tremens along the way.

    Then and Now

  • Bateman's drunken mate died of delirium tremens yet?

    THE RED ONE

  • The acronym DT stands for “delirium tremens,” and Brenda was delirious most of the time.

    Fatal Error

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