withdrawal

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(with-dro′ăl )

Cessation of administration of a drug, esp. a narcotic or alcohol to which the individual has become either physiologically or psychologically addicted. Withdrawal symptoms vary with the type of drug used. Neonates may exhibit withdrawal symptoms from drugs or alcohol ingested by the mother during pregnancy.
SEE: drug addiction

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