alcoholism

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international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism AA , Alcoholics Anonymous
dementia observed during the last stages of severe chronic alcoholism; involves loss of memory for recent events although long term memory is intact alcohol amnestic disorder , alcoholic dementia , Korsakoff's psychosis , Korsakoff's syndrome , Korsakov's psychosis , Korsakov's syndrome , polyneuritic psychosis
drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested Antabuse , disulfiram
any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (but with little success) aversion therapy
tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism chlordiazepoxide , Libritabs , Librium
alcoholism-induced liver disease cirrhosis
chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism cirrhosis , cirrhosis of the liver
hallucinations and tremors from alcoholism delirium tremens , the DTs
inflammatory degenerative disease of the brain caused by thiamine deficiency that is usually associated with alcoholism Wernicke's encephalopathy
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