ganglionic hallucination
   The term ganglionic hallucination is indebted to the Greek noun gagglion (i.e. ganglion), which refers to a collection of nerve cells acting as a centre of neurotransmission. It was introduced by the 19th-century French dream researcher Maurice Macario to denote a * somatic hallucination mediated by the sympathic nerve. Macario suggests that ganglionic hallucinations may well constitute the physiological correlate of many complaints in hypochondriasis. He uses the term ganglionic hallucination in opposition to *sensorial hallucination, *intuitive hallucination, and * sthenic hallucination.
   References
   Macario, M. (1846). Des rêves considérés sous le rapport physiologique et pathologique. Annales Médico-psychologiques, 8, 170-218.

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