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Alcoholism

Name: Alcoholism
Description: A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic (MeSH).
Synonym(s): Alcohol abuse, Chronic alcoholic intoxication
URL: Morse and Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4
Id: birnlex_12704
Related to: Alcohol
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Created8 October 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationMorse and Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4  +
DefinitionA primary, chronic disease with genetic, p A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic (MeSH). toms may be continuous or periodic (MeSH).
DefinitionSourceMeSH  +
Idbirnlex_12704  +
LabelAlcoholism  +
ModifiedDate17 November 2010  +
RelatedToAlcohol  +
SynonymAlcohol abuse  +, and Chronic alcoholic intoxication  +