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Definition: Withdrawal

A series of unpleasant symptoms such as shivering, sweating, running nose, vomiting and aching joints. These physical effects may be accompanied by psychological symptoms of restlessness, anxiety, depression, inability to sleep etc. Some or all of these symptoms can develop when a regular user of powerful drugs stops using them. See also opiates, benzodiazepines and alcohol.

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Full Definition of 'Withdrawal'

A series of unpleasant symptoms such as shivering, sweating, running nose, vomiting and aching Joints. These physical effects may be accompanied by psychological symptoms of restlessness, anxiety, depression, inability to sleep etc. Some or all of these symptoms can develop when a regular user of powerful drugs stops using them. See also Opiates, Benzodiazepines and Alcohol.

 
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