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Drug withdrawal

group of symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs

Drug withdrawal is the group of symptoms that occur upon the fast discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs.[1]

Withdrawal
Classification and external resources
ICD-10F10..3-F19..3
ICD-9292.0
eMedicinearticle/819502
MeSHD013375

In order to experience the symptoms of withdrawal, one must have first developed a form of drug addiction, which may occur as physical dependence, psychological dependence, or both.

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  1. Alexander, GC; Sayla MA; Holmes HM; Sachs GA (11 April 2006). "Prioritizing and stopping prescription medicines.". Canadian Medical Association Journal. 8 174 (8): 1083–1084. doi:10.1503/cmaj.050837. PMC 1421477. PMID 16606954. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=PMC1421477. Retrieved 2011-11-11.