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acute alcoholism


Medical Definition of acute alcoholism

  1. :  alcohol poisoning resulting from the usually rapid, excessive consumption of excessive alcoholic beverages that is characterized by depression of central nervous system functioning leading to slurred speech, muscle incoordination, and drowsiness or loss of consciousness Acute alcoholism is typically accompanied by dehydration, nausea, and vomiting, and sometimes results in coma or respiratory failure.

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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