from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Morphiomania in which use is made of opium rather than of its alkaloid morphine.
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Pre-eminently valuable is it in the treatment of delirium tremens and in every stage of the opiomania.
An article about Edgar Allan Poe by Maurice Levy begins with the statement that only the daring write about Poe "without evoking his dipsomania, opiomania, cyclothymia, paraphrenia, and sado-necrophilia".
It will seem almost incredible to any one who has taken a Turkish bath for other purposes, and knows the tax which it seemed to inflict upon his nervous system for the first few minutes after entering the heated chamber and till profuse perspiration came to his relief, when I say that I have seen a man brought to the bath in that almost dying state of prostration some pages back described as belonging to the acute attack of opiomania, at once subjected to the temperature of 130° F., and in ten minutes after to thirty degrees higher, not only without rapidly sinking into fatal collapse, but with
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