Cotard delusion

(kō-tar′)
[Jules Cotard, Fr. neurologist, 1840-1889]
A delusion that one does not exist as a person or that he or she is putrefying and that he or she has lost blood or internal organs.
SYN: SEE: delusion of negation; SEE: delirium of negation; SEE: nihilistic delusion

Cotard delusion is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view other topics, please or .

Nursing Central is an award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. .