withdrawal symptom

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

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: one of a group of symptoms (as nausea, sweating, or depression) produced in a person by deprivation of an addicting drug

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withdrawal symptom noun
Any of a number of symptoms such as pain, nausea or sweating, experienced by someone being deprived of a drug to which he or she is addicted
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Main Entry:withdraw

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withdrawal symptom,
any one of various symptoms, such as profuse sweating and nausea, induced in a person addicted to a drug when he is deprived of that drug: »

If morphine is withheld, gross homeostatic imbalances occur that cause the distressing effects known as withdrawal symptoms (Scientific American).

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