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Abstinence syndrome

Abstinence syndrome occurs when drinking heavily for a long time (more than 2 ~ 3 weeks), and suddenly stop drinking or significantly reduce the amount of drinking, the patient immediately produces a series of symptoms and signs, which is called abstinence syndrome or withdrawal syndrome. The pathogenesis is that the central nervous system loses the inhibitory effect of alcohol and produces cerebral cortex or β- Adrenaline hyperactivity. It mostly occurs in alcoholics who have physical dependence. The manifestations include tremor, delirium, convulsions, confusion of consciousness, psychomotor and autonomic nerve hyperexcitation. Each major symptom of withdrawal syndrome can occur more or less in a simple form, but often in different combinations.


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