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Delirium - Glossary

Written by Dr. Abdul Aziz Salar, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by dr. simi paknikar, MD on Jul 25, 2016
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Glossary

Meningitis: inflammation or infection of the coverings of the brain

Encephalitis: inflammation or infection of the brain per se

Septicemia: a bloodstream infection, characterized by bacteria and/or their toxins in the blood

DSM: The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual Of Mental Disorders
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Hallucination: False sensation of something being present when it is not really there

Illusion: Misinterpretation of one thing as something else

Organophosphates: insecticidal compounds

EEG: A test to measure the electrical activity of the brain

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