oneiroid

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oneiro- +‎ -oid, from Ancient Greek ὄνειρος (óneiros) (oneiros, "dream")

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oneiroid (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Characterized by a dream-like or nightmare-like state, often as part of schizophrenia.
    • Krishan Vij, Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (page 406)
      Oneiroid state is described as narrowing of consciousness together with multiple scenic hallucinations. Such a state may occur in schizophrenia, but may also be observed in patients under excessive care and dependent upon others.

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