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Bonhoeffer's symptom

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Acute, exogenous type of reaction with loss of normal muscle tone in chorea. A mental symptom complex, explained by a defined metabolic, infectious, traumatic or toxic poisoning (noxe) directly or indirectly damaging the central nervous system.


  • K. Bonhoeffer:
    Die akuten Geisteskrankheiten der Gewohnheitstrinker.
    Jena, 1901. Die Psychosen im Gefolge von akuten Infektionen, Allgemeinerkrankungen und inneren Erkrankerungen.
    In: Handbuch der Psychiatrie. Spezieller Teil, 3:1, 1-120.
    Hrsg. G. Aschaffenburg. Franz Deuticke, Leipzig & Wien. 1912. Die exogenen Reaktionstypen.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1917, 58: 50-70.

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