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Pronunciation: kaf′ēn-izm

Definition: Caffeine intoxication characterized by restlessness, tremulousness, nervousness, excitement, insomnia, flushed face, diuresis, and gastrointestinal complaints, brought on by the ingestion of an excess of substances containing caffeine.

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