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Synonyms for alcoholism

an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

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WE was described in 1881 by a German physician Karl Wernicke (1848-1905) as an acute illness affecting the persons with chronic alcoholism.
1) The use of brain-imaging technology to evaluate clinically defined syndromes associated with chronic alcoholism, each with relatively unique radiological signatures (see table 1 and figure 1), provides guideposts for studying brain alterations associated with uncomplicated alcoholism.
Effect of chronic alcoholism on male fertility hormones and semen quality.
Impairment of color spatial vision in chronic alcoholism measured by psychophysical methods.
He spoke of the limitations of the current Alcohol and Drug Act and about the difficulty (due to resourcing) of getting those with enduring chronic alcoholism formally assessed regarding their capacity to consent.
Chronic alcoholism, whether a singular condition or associated with a mental disorder, similar to other drug abuse, represents a great challenge for the staff of oral and maxillofacial surgery during pre-, intra- and post operative period.
Researchers discovered damage to some of the pupfish similar to the effects of chronic alcoholism.
The army veteran who suffered chronic alcoholism, was beaten, stabbed, had boiling water poured on him and was force-fed drugs during his ordeal.
Oliver Cross, Edinburgh AThe Glaswegian singer died aged 51 in 1997 from renal and liver failure and repeated heart attacks attributed to his previous chronic alcoholism.
Chronic alcoholism in humans is associated with the development of hyperhomocysteinemia, among the causes of hyperhomocysteinemia is depletion of folate, vitamin B12, or vitamin B6 [15].
Chronic alcoholism also brings about abnormalities in protein metabolism, blood coagulation and production of some hormones.
Although the disease is most commonly seen on the basis of chronic alcoholism, it may also be seen in hyperemesis gravidarum, systemic malignity, gastrointestinal surgery, hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, longstanding intravenous nutrition, anorexia nervosa, dieting or hunger strike, and acquired immunodeficiency (1,2).
He faced custody after ignoring the terms of that order but magistrates gave him a chance to overcome the chronic alcoholism which leads to his oending.
AMSTERDAM -- After more than a decade out of work because of a back injury and chronic alcoholism, Fred Schiphorst finally landed a job last year and is determined to keep it.
According to the Daily Star, Best's widow Alex and son Calum expressed it was heartbreaking watching ITV documentary Being Paul Gascoigne, which showed Gazza battling chronic alcoholism.
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