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(Science: disease) a disorder characterised by pathological pattern of alcohol use that causes a serious impairment in social or occupational functioning. In DSN III R this is termed alcohol abuse or, if tolerance or withdrawal is present, alcohol dependence.

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... adding hard and daunting data to recent research that backs the old precautionary advice to abstain. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found significant learning deficits in the grown offspring of rats that had consumed low levels of alcohol ...

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by Anonymous
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 4519

Re: Alcohol addiction

... abnormalities, nutritional deficiencies, endocrine imbalances, and allergic responses. Alcohol Addiction is a serious problem. However, alcoholism is not always as easy to notice as is drug addiction. How do we determine who is suffering from Alcohol Addiction and who is not? How do ...

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by swillium
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Alcohol addiction
Replies: 5
Views: 5805

Alcohol and Genetics

... part and function of the body (DNA). Genes are found that contribute to people becoming alcoholics. These genes are GABA and GABRG3 (gene for alcoholism) . DNA screenings find these genes associated with alcohol consumption. Unfortunately genetics are only 30-50% of the factors but using demographic ...

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by biokid14
Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Alcohol and Genetics
Replies: 0
Views: 1486

The Fiber Disease

... developing the condition include: Problems with circulation in the limbs Previous injury to the limbs (eg: trauma, radiotherapy, surgery) Diabetes Alcoholism Obesity Swelling of the legs Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms The onset of cellulitis is often sudden. A clearly defined area of skin becomes ...

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Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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alcohol question

... drinking. You can give them information and tell them you care, but beyond that, they really need to decide that they want help. The statistics on alcoholism are very pessimistic, I'm afraid. Fewer than 10% of alcoholics die sober. That means the vast majority die as drunks from drinking related ...

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by waterboy
Sat May 06, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: alcohol question
Replies: 6
Views: 5579
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