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dependence

[di′pen·dəns]
(medicine)
Habituation to, abuse of, or addiction to a substance.
(statistics)
The existence of a relationship between frequencies obtained from two parts of an experiment which does not arise from the direct influence of the result of the first part on the chances of the second part but indirectly from the fact that both parts are subject to influences from a common outside factor.
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4% of low Apgar scores, a smaller proportion than that associated with drug dependence (5.
The following adverse events that occurred before age 13 were significantly associated with alcohol and other drug dependence in later life: witnessed or experienced violent crime, sexual abuse, or physical abuse (odds ratio, 1.
However, the abnormal P3 response is not specific to alcohol dependence but appears to be associated with a variety of disinhibitory disorders, including other forms of drug dependence, childhood externalizing disorders, and adult antisocial personality disorder, again suggesting a shared underlying predisposition to multiple forms of AOD dependence and other externalizing problems (Hicks et al.
Hence, the Committee requested the Secretariat to rediscuss the issue of scheduling of ketamine in the next meeting of the WHO Expert Committee of Drug Dependence.
seizures or EEG abnormalities, hypertension, a history of drug dependence or
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has been elected to the board of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.
He recorded a verdict of death due to drug dependence.
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Remember to ask if there is a family history of alcohol or other drug dependence or if a patient has a past history of treatment or is currently under treatment.
A 1997 government survey had found that seven out of 10 prisoners were assessed as having more than one of the main types of mental disorder such as personality disorder, neurosis, psychosis, alcohol misuse and drug dependence.
He freely commingles facts related to drug dependence and abuse with addiction.

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