Withdrawal symptoms
Abnormal physical or psychological features that follow the abrupt discontinuation of a drug that has the capability of producing physical dependence. Common withdrawal symptoms include sweating, tremor, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle pain.

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substance withdrawal.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • withdrawal symptoms — see dependence …   The new mediacal dictionary

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