substance abuse disorder
Any of a category of disorders in which pathological behavioral changes are associated with the regular use of substances that affect the central nervous system.
What’s Wrong With The Word “Addict”?The word addict dates back to at least the 1500s, adapted from the Latin addictus, meaning "assigned, surrendered." But, if experts in drug addiction treatment have their way, use of the word addict as a noun will soon see its end date.
Is Ironic The Most Abused Word In English?“That is sooooo ironic.” This sentence is used frequently — and usually incorrectly — in American English. Often the word “ironic” is misused to remark on a coincidence, such as “This is the third time today we’ve run into each other. How ironic.” It is also mistakenly used to describe something out of the ordinary or unusual: “Yesterday was a beautiful, warm day in November. It …
- substance abuse,
- substance p,
- substantia alba,
- substantia gelatinosa
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