Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: vit'sel-zukht

Definition: Excessive and abnormal joviality, with a morbid tendency to pun, make poor jokes, and tell pointless stories; seen particularly in patients with frontal lobe syndromes.

[Ger. witzeln, to affect wit, + Sucht, mania]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.