Was in every respect precocious; but from the first there was what we should now call a neurotic strain in his character.
Carbolic acid is distinguished from all other acids so-called - except oxalic acid and hydrocyanic acid - in that it is a neurotic poison, having a marked action directly upon the nervous system.
The breathing becomes shallow, the drug killing, like nearly all neurotic poisons (alcohol, morphia, prussic acid, &c.), by paralysis of the respiratory centre, and the patient dying in a state of coma.
Ryle, " The Neurotic Theory of the Miracles of Healing," Hibbert Journal, v.
2 It is pleasant to contrast this neurotic joy of one onlooker with the matter-of-fact reflexions of another, the late W.
Impure beverages induce all the graver neurotic and visceral disorders in alcoholism; and, like fusel oil, furfurol and the essence of absinthe, are convulsent poisons.
Donne was now in weak health, and in a highly neurotic condition.
It is believed that his disease was a malarial form of recurrent quinsy acting upon an extremely neurotic system.