AZD2281
Azedra
AZD6244
Azoospermia
AZQ
Azygos vein
Azoxymethane
AZT
AC-T regimen
Acolbifene hydrochloride
AC-Taxol regimen
Acneiform rash
Acid-base equilibrium
Acid-base balance
Acid
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Acridine carboxamide
Acromegaly
AC-T
Acrylonitrile 

Alcoholism

Meaning of Alcoholism

A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use. Alcoholism affects physical and mental health, and can cause problems with family, friends, and work. Regular heavy alcohol intake increases the risk of several types of cancer. Also called alcohol dependence.

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