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A pathologic condition resulting from the habitual use of alcohol in excessive amounts. The syndrome involves complex cultural, psychologic, social, and physiologic factors and usually impairs an individual's health and ability to function normally in society. Symptoms of the disease include anorexia, diarrhea, weight loss, neurologic and psychiatric disturbances (most notably depression), and fatty deterioration of the liver, sometimes leading to cirrhosis.
Related journals on Chronic alcoholism
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, HSOA Journal of Alcoholism, Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Japanese Journal of Alcohol Studies & Drug Dependence