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Definition of Symptoms, withdrawal

Symptoms, withdrawal: Abnormal physical or psychological features that follow the abrupt discontinuation of a drug that has the capability of producing physical dependence. Common withdrawal symptoms include sweating, tremor, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle pain.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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