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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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).
Patients on divalproex needed less oxazepam, and their withdrawal symptoms were less severe than those of the placebo group.
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.
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.
Aronoff observes that people mistakenly equate addiction with tolerance (the need for higher doses to achieve the same effect) and so-called physical dependence, changes in the body that lead to withdrawal symptoms if the drug is abruptly withdrawn.
The subjects studied either did not drink at all or did not drink enough in the year prior to the study to experience the intoxication or withdrawal symptoms that mimic depressive symptoms, the investigators said.
The work is the first to show explicitly that people of Asian descent dispose of nicotine more slowly than others do and therefore need to smoke less to avoid withdrawal symptoms, she says.