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)

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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FLORENCE - A man who died in a Florence jail cell had a history of acute alcoholism and possibly died of liver failure, Police Chief Lynn Lamm said Wednesday.
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Why Nelson Mandela's now ex-wife, once a courageous symbol of resistance, went bad is still not clear, although Krog's report suggests that acute alcoholism seems to have played some part.
"It has also involved acute alcoholism within the service and many have suffered many traumatic incidents over the years and that has manifested itself in their personality breakdown."

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