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(Science: psychiatry) pattern of compulsive drug use characterised by a continued craving for an opioid and the need to use the opioid for effects other than pain relief. (psychological dependence).

The state of being given up to some habit, especially strong dependence on a drug. Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).

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Music appreciation

... almost all day. It brings me great pleasure. But, will this appreciation for music last? Isn't it costly (in evolution's eyes)? It is a kind of addiction, so is it healthy for us to spend so much time focused on a relatively useless activity. Will it die out through natural selection?

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by NathanCroftonBond
Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Music appreciation
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors

... this could reach the point of being tired, grumpy, restless and angry over many things but these symptoms disappear after greasy food. This addiction is probably reason why people willingly eat themselves fat knowing well that they will shorten their life, cause joint pains, become worse ...

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by mhein
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors
Replies: 4
Views: 11288

Re: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... genes, life’s base ORGANISMS. Culture modifies genetics, not vice versa...) Pavlov’s Smile: RNAs Are Earth’s Primal Organisms Culture>genes>addiction (2 July 2009) http://universe-life.com/2011/09/24/pavlovs-smile/ Why Pavlov smiled in 2008? Pavlov demonstrated effecting placebo phenomena ...

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by Dov Henis
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
Replies: 26
Views: 73913

Re: Nicotine and caffeine

... the plant. Animals do not destroy the seeds, they pass through the animal and are planted (along with some good fertilizer) somewhere else. Human addiction propagates the plant too, it causes the plant to be treated as an agricultural crop.

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by Rap
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nicotine and caffeine
Replies: 2
Views: 1411


... mode, where the sides of my tummy muscles felt like they were being ripped apart. I have not urge to eat anything right now, not even my addiction to coffee. I think what I have learned is NOT to follow the daily food pyramid and to do what I did in the past.....eat when only hungry. ...

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by CheeMiss
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2911658
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