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.

Nearby words

  1. subspontaneous,
  2. subst.,
  3. substage,
  4. substance,
  5. substance abuse,
  6. substance p,
  7. substandard,
  8. substantia,
  9. substantia alba,
  10. substantia gelatinosa

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