organic hallucination
   A term used to denote a hallucination which is attributed to an organic disorder, as in "organic hallucinosis.
   References
   VandenBos, G.R., ed. (2007). APA dictionary of psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Dictionary of Hallucinations. . 2010.

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