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- A trademark used for the drug disulfiram.
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- proper n. Disulfiram, prescribed to recovering alcoholics.
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- n. a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested
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Disulfiram (brand name Antabuse) causes an unpleasant reaction if someone drinks while taking it.
Disulfiram brand name Antabuse causes an unpleasant reaction if someone drinks while taking it.
One of those that acts as a deterrent, for example, is disulfiram Antabuse, which is used in the treatment of alcohol dependence.
It's called Antabuse, appropriately named, and it does exactly that.
For example, alcohol abuses may be offered a daily drug called Antabuse, which causes makes drinking alcohol a most unpleasant experience; causing nausea, vomiting and other very uncomfortable side effects.
'Antabuse', which apparently is used to treat alcoholics by making them violently ill when they drink.
It's a strong deterrent to drinking, much like the drug disulfiram, or Antabuse.
He was also taking Antabuse, an oral prescription that prevents alcoholics from drinking.
The alcoholic and drug abuser understand that when not taking Antabuse or other medicines of that type, they can abuse substances at will and without repercussions.
GSK said the dreaded "treatment effects" which occur when users exceed 15 grams of fat a day -- a fast-food hamburger has 30 -- could teach people to avoid fatty foods through aversion therapy, like Antabuse does with alcohol.