ultrarapid detoxification

ultrarapid detoxification

Ultra-rapid opiate detoxification procedure Substance abuse An expensive and seemingly effective method for effecting withdrawal from abuse substances, in which a drug addict is given an opiate antagonist, naltrexone or naloxone, which displaces opiates–heroin, cocaine, etc, while under general anesthesia, and thus does not suffer from the 'cold turkey' Sx of drug withdrawal. See Withdrawal syndrome.
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