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Medical ConditionPlay
Used in hospitals or by medical professionals when describing a patient's condition. SlideAfter his fever spiked, he developed delirium and needed constant care.
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Temporary StatePlay
Delirium usually refers to a temporary condition, not a permanent mental illness. SlideThe infection caused a delirium that lasted several hours.
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Severity IndicatorPlay
Delirium often signals a serious health issue, especially in elderly patients. SlideHer delirium was so intense the doctors ordered immediate tests.