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- n. A set of unpleasant effects upon the body caused by a sudden stopping of using a drug.
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NAD, a form of niacin, caused a stop to almost all withdrawal symptoms in alcoholics within four days in a study published in the Journal of Surgical Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Repeated injections of TIQs in rats led to opiate-like withdrawal symptoms when the injections were suspended.10
If the possibility of grand mal seizure is high, the patient will also be sedated with chlordiazepoxide Librium, a tranquilizer, until the withdrawal symptoms subside.