acute alcoholism


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a·cute al·co·hol·ism

a temporary deterioration in mental function, accompanied by muscular incoordination and paresis, induced by the rapid ingestion of alcoholic beverages.
Synonym(s): intoxication (2)

acute alcoholism

intoxication resulting from excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. The syndrome is temporary and is characterized by depression of the higher nerve centers, causing impaired motor control, stupor, lack of coordination, and often nausea, dehydration, headache, and other physical symptoms. Compare chronic alcoholism. See also alcoholism.

a·cute al·co·hol·ism

(ă-kyūt alkŏ-hol-izm)
Temporary deterioration in mental function, accompanied by muscular incoordination and paresis, induced by the rapid ingestion of alcoholic beverages.

a·cute al·co·hol·ism

(ă-kyūt alkŏ-hol-izm)
Temporary deterioration in mental function, with muscular incoordination due to rapid ingestion of alcoholic beverages.
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