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[L. hallucinari, to wander in one's mind]
A false perception having no relation to reality and not accounted for by any exterior stimulus. It is a dreamlike or nightmarish perception occurring while awake. It may be visual, esp. in medical illnesses or drug withdrawal syndromes; auditory, esp. in psychoses; tactile; gustatory; or olfactory. Affected patients typically appear confused and agitated and are unable to distinguish between the real and the imaginary.
SEE: delusion; SEE: illusion
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Hallucination." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768246/all/hallucination.
Hallucination. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768246/all/hallucination. Accessed May 31, 2023.
Hallucination. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768246/all/hallucination
Hallucination [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 May 31]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/768246/all/hallucination.
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