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abbreviation (1)

audit; auditor


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abbreviation (2)

alcohol use disorder; alcohol-use disorder
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and other substance use problems are considered diseases like any other, but are stigmatized as moral failure by many.Marcelo Campos
At the start of AUD treatment, the average percentage of heavy drinking days among study participants was 83 percent. In addition, each of the participants had, on average, 4.5 symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.Brian P. Dunleavy

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“Aud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


alcohol use disorder; alcohol-use disorder
The 12-month prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition in the United States is estimated to be 12.9% with a lifetime prevalence reaching as high as 29.1%.Jeremiah Fairbanks et al., Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Findings suggest that interventions to strengthen cognitive functioning might be used as a preparatory step to augment treatments for AUD.Adrienne J. Heinz et al., Military Medicine
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