TITLE

substance dependence

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2099
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "substance dependence" is presented. It refers to a cluster of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms indicating that a person continues use of a substance despite the presence of significant substance-related problems. Such people develop a tolerance for the substance and need progressively more amounts to elicit the effects desired.
ACCESSION #
21247206

 

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