abstinence syndrome


Definition of abstinence syndrome

: the physical effects that result from depriving an addict of the drug to which he or she is habituated

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First Known Use of abstinence syndrome

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Abstinence syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstinence%20syndrome. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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