nicotine withdrawal syndrome

nicotine withdrawal syndrome

Tobacco withdrawal syndrome Substance abuse A condition of mild irritability, headache, and psychological craving associated with the abrupt cessation of nicotine exposure in a nicotine-dependent person. See Nicotine, Smoking, Tobacco.
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An unpleasant nicotine withdrawal syndrome occurs upon cessation of tobacco use.
Nicotine withdrawal syndrome (NWS) is considered an important component of tobacco dependence (Baker, Piper, McCarthy, Majeskie, & Fiore, 2004; Hughes, Higgins, & Hatsukami, 1990).
These results suggest the need to be aware of nicotine withdrawal syndrome in critically ill patients, and support the need for improved strategies to prevent agitation or treat it earlier".
Nicotine withdrawal syndrome can be produced in the laboratory animal.