a sort of light spear, to be thrown or cast by thew hand; anciently, a weapon of war used by horsemen and foot soldiers; now used chiefly in hunting the wild boar and other fierce game. Flies the javelin swifter to its mark, Launched by the vigor of a roman arm? (Addison)
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... syndrome http://web.sfn.org/content/Publications/BrainBriefings/tourettes.html Maybe alcoholism :? (and therefore maybe any addiction) http://javelin.commed.unsw.edu.au/karen/thesis/ But can you call addiction a disease?? You'll have to read that one more closely as it looks like an hypothesis. ...
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