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withdrawal

1. (Science: psychology) A pathological retreat from interpersonal contact and social involvement, as may occur in schizophrenia, depression or schizoid avoidant and schizotypal personality disorders.

2. (Science: pharmacology) A substance specific organic brain syndrome that follows the cessation of use or reduction in intake of a psychoactive substance that had been regularly used to induce a state of intoxication.


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Re: The Heart

... website seems explained something called vagus tone?) "activation of the vagus nerve innervating the SA node" and "There is both a withdrawal of vagal tone and an activation of sympathetic nerves innervating the SA node." 4) Thanks for the great explanation. Few questions xD ...

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by BioJunior
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Heart
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Withdrawal Syndrome

Could you explain one? Drug withdrawal?

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by TheVirus
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:42 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Withdrawal Syndrome
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Withdrawal Syndrome

there's more than 1 type of withdrawal

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by mith
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:14 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Withdrawal Syndrome
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Withdrawal Syndrome

Hey, does anybody know anything about Withdrawal Syndrome? I mean, what are the processes that cause someone to sweat, vomit and all those others beautiful symptoms? Please, be as detailed as possible.

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by TheVirus
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:56 pm
 
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Topic: Withdrawal Syndrome
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Alcohol addiction

... the GABA response and inducing an equally strong glutamate response. When the alcohol leaves, the glutamate response still persists and causes withdrawal symptoms. Continued use is usually a way to stem the withdrawal symptoms rather than simply a need to get high again.

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by mith
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:34 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Alcohol addiction
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