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1 A mood disorder characterized by manic episodes. See also antimanic, hypermania, hypomanic episode, inositol.

2 An obsessional preoccupation with a particular idea or activity. See also dancing mania, dipsomania, drapetomania, egomania, erotomania, graphomania, kleptomania, megalomania, monomania, monopede mania, necromania, nymphomania, pornographomania, pyromania, rhinotillexomania, thanatomania, trichotillomania. maniac n. A person with a mania (1). See also love. manic adj. Of or pertaining to mania (1). maniacal adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a maniac. [From Greek mania madness]

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

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