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organic hallucinosis


Definition: the state of experiencing a false sensory perception in the absence of external stimulus observed in people with one of the organic mental disorders (the frightening sensations experienced in alcoholic hallucinosis or by someone who has ingested LSD or another of the mind-altering drugs).

See: hallucination

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