withdrawal symptom


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any physical or psychological disturbance (as sweating or depression) experienced by a drug addict when deprived of the drug

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Habitrol (nicotine transdermal system) is available by prescription as an aid to smoking cessation for the relief of smoking withdrawal symptoms and should be used as part of a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program.
The classical model states that consumption of certain chemicals causes a physical dependence, either immediately or after prolonged use, characterized by withdrawal symptoms - symptoms that can be avoided or escaped only by further drug use.
1 In addition, previously conducted research demonstrated that PROMETA significantly reduced drinking in subjects experiencing higher levels of alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
In presentation, the researchers show the new lung delivery technology results in rapid absorption of nicotine that provides immediate relief of withdrawal symptoms and also re-creates some of the familiar sensations that are pleasurable to smokers.
Withdrawal symptoms are a sign that your body is recovering from the effects of tobacco.
Patients on divalproex needed less oxazepam, and their withdrawal symptoms were less severe than those of the placebo group.
Another sign that fear of withdrawal symptoms is not the essence of addiction is the fact that heroin users commonly drift in and out of their habits, going through periods of abstinence and returning to the drug long after any physical discomfort has faded away.
Researchers then stop providing morphine to trigger withdrawal symptoms.
Rats in all four groups were then given naloxone, a medicine for heroin overdose that produces immediate withdrawal symptoms.
STOPPING alcohol intake can cause withdrawal symptoms as your body needs time to readjust.
Aronoff observes that people mistakenly equate addiction with tolerance (the need for higher doses to achieve the same effect) and so-called physical dependence, changes in the body that lead to withdrawal symptoms if the drug is abruptly withdrawn.
The subjects studied either did not drink at all or did not drink enough in the year prior to the study to experience the intoxication or withdrawal symptoms that mimic depressive symptoms, the investigators said.
The work is the first to show explicitly that people of Asian descent dispose of nicotine more slowly than others do and therefore need to smoke less to avoid withdrawal symptoms, she says.
The patch delivers a near-constant level of nicotine into the body to help smokers cope with nicotine withdrawal symptoms, like headaches and irritability.
When smokers stop, their bodies miss the regular flow of nicotine and they'll experience withdrawal symptoms - anxiety, depression, nervousness and irritability.