BELLADONNA DELIRIUM

n. a delusional, delirious state caused by the deadly nightshade, scientifically known as Atropa belladonna. This delirium is accompanied by symptoms of numbness, giddiness, confusion, and hallucination. In particular, large doses of alkaloids such as atropine and scopolamine are known to affect the central nervous system.

BELLADONNA DELIRIUM: "Going beyond drowsiness, belladonna delirium can lead to numbness and unconsciousness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BELLADONNA DELIRIUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/belladonna-delirium/ (accessed April 18, 2021).
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