acute alcoholism


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acute alcoholism

[ə′kyüt ′al·kə·hȯ‚liz·əm]
(medicine)
Drunkenness accompanied by an acute, transient disturbance of physiological and mental functions.
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Pathologist Dr Tapas Guha said she died of cardio-respiratory failure due to acute alcoholism.
Why Nelson Mandela's now ex-wife, once a courageous symbol of resistance, went bad is still not clear, although Krog's report suggests that acute alcoholism seems to have played some part.
After all, who can forget the equally wonderful, nonsensical conclusion of his 1995 film Leaving Las Vegas: There is Nicolas Cage, dying of acute alcoholism, his liver the consistency of a shredded pear, being straddled by gorgeous hooker Elisabeth Shue, the love of his life, who rides him all the way to this incredible shared orgasm just before he dies a very happy and spent man.
In April 1974, he wound up hospitalized by damage from acute alcoholism.
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