withdrawal symptom

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Noun1.withdrawal symptom - any physical or psychological disturbance (as sweating or depression) experienced by a drug addict when deprived of the drug
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Rausch and other researchers demonstrated that nicotine patches, when used as part of a comprehensive behavioral support program, are effective in helping wean smokers off nicotine by significantly decreasing a patient's craving for cigarettes, a major nicotine withdrawal symptom.
The woman reported a nagging withdrawal symptom - a dry, salty taste in her mouth - that was alleviated by the persistent drinking of water (up to 60 glasses per day).
Results from this study demonstrated that, for lower-CIWA subjects with a clinical history of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, the PROMETA group experienced statistically significant decreases in alcohol craving and alcohol consumption, as compared to placebo.
As a result, it provides immediate relief of withdrawal symptoms, according to university's researchers.
If you're taking any type of antidepressant, especially Prozac, the worst thing is to stop taking it suddenly, because you can have serious withdrawal symptoms.
Nicotine replacement therapy can help with withdrawal symptoms, and may double your chance of success.
CHICAGO -- Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can last longer and pose more risks for elderly patients, who often experience more prolonged and severe symptoms and need higher doses of detox medications than younger patients.
These accounts greatly exaggerate both the severity and the importance of withdrawal symptoms.
Compared with mice carrying the gene, the knockout animals displayed blunted withdrawal symptoms after regular alcohol consumption and were less likely to drink alcohol again if given the opportunity.
Neonatal withdrawal symptoms have been reported rarely in conjunction with commonly used antihistamines when used continuously during pregnancy with the most cases reported for diphenhydramine.
The reason is that marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, has a long half-life - meaning it lingers in the bloodstream - which in turn prevents the abrupt withdrawal symptoms seen in fast-acting drugs like nicotine, he said.
The researchers' investigation led them to the drug ondansetron, after they determined that it would block certain receptors involved in withdrawal symptoms.