withdrawal symptom


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withdrawal symptom

Any of the symptoms that follow the sudden discontinuation of the use of a substance to which a person has become addicted.
See: withdrawal syndrome
See also: symptom
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But under the heroin-based model that prevailed until the 1970s, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms were considered the hallmarks of addiction.
This method pinpoints genes responsible for the variation in withdrawal symptoms across these strains of mice.
Additionally, the more a given rat had run, the worse its withdrawal symptoms after naloxone.
The debilitating withdrawal symptoms associated with opiate detoxification are a major reason people struggling with heroin or prescription drug addiction avoid or leave treatment," said Paul Breckinridge "Breck" Jones, CEO of US WorldMeds.
The research team from Stanford University School of Medicine have found that addicts of heroin and prescription drugs such as codeine and morphine might be able to break their dependence without severe withdrawal symptoms or side effects with the help of drug, ondansetron.
Baker and his colleagues compiled profiles of daily emotional and physical withdrawal symptoms over 2 months for 50 cigarette smokers using nicotine patches in an attempt to quit.
Champix reduces withdrawal symptoms and tobacco craving associated with smoking cessation by acting on the same receptor in the brain as nicotine (the a4b2 nicotine receptor) but with higher affinity.
Expertsd say withdrawal symptoms can last for months after the patient comes off these drugs.
Neither the active drug nor the placebo influenced anxiety or other withdrawal symptoms, they add.
Clearly these patients could never have stopped taking the narcotics without medical intervention; the withdrawal symptoms would have been debilitating and unbearable," said Dr.
The agonist "significantly attenuated all [physical] withdrawal symptoms measured," the investigators assert.