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Term: delirium
References: HMS Surprise, page 359
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 23
The Commodore, page 229
Meaning: A temporary state of extreme mental excitement, marked by restlessness, confused speech, and hallucinations. It sometimes occurs during a fever.

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Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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