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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And then my mother died of acute alcoholism on the street in Detroit, Michigan.
1951: Hank Williams was admitted to North Louisiana Sanatorium suffering from acute alcoholism. He had used alcohol and narcotics to ease back pain, what was later diagnosed as spina biffida occulta.
The judges praised Waugh's writing style and her descriptions of wedding feasts, suicide and acute alcoholism. The award was presented to Waugh at a dinner at the National Portrait Gallery, London, reports The Independent.
Finding him in the pink of health, they're not too concerned about his curious plan--though that changes radically as the diet's fast-developing harms (in some ways commensurate to acute alcoholism) take hold.
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