What is withdrawal?

  • (noun): The termination of drug taking.
    Synonyms: drug withdrawal
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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Some articles on withdrawal:

Withdrawal - Pseudoabstinence
... Pseudoabstinence is a term used by some authors to describe signs of withdrawal although the dose remains constant ...
List Of Kwansei Gakuin University People - Alumni/ae - Entertainment
... Takashige Ichise (Withdrawal 1983) – film producer, Premonition (Yogen) (2004), Dark Water (2002) Etsushi Toyokawa (Withdrawal 1981) – actor, No Way ... trumpeter, Berklee College of Music Yamaha artist Tadao Takashima (Withdrawal 1951) – former MC and actor, Son of Godzilla 1967 (1969) ...
Macedonia In The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 - Possible Withdrawal
... A possible withdrawal of Macedonia from the 2009 contest was rumoured, due to financial difficulties within MKRTV which could have ended in bankruptcy or liquidation of the company ... Union (EBU), the contest’s organisers, and so a withdrawal of Macedonia from the contest would have been inevitable ...

More definitions of "withdrawal":

  • (noun): Formal separation from an alliance or federation.
    Synonyms: secession
  • (noun): Avoiding emotional involvement.
    Synonyms: detachment
  • (noun): The act of withdrawing.
  • (noun): The act of taking out money or other capital.

Famous quotes containing the word withdrawal:

    A separation situation is different for adults than it is for children. When we were very young children, a physical separation was interpreted as a violation of our inalienable rights....As we grew older, the withdrawal of love, whether that meant being misunderstood, mislabeled or slighted, became the separation situation we responded to.
    Roger Gould (20th century)

    A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning’s greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications.... Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
    Maya Angelou (b. 1928)