From Big Medical Encyclopedia

ABSTINENCE (Latin abstinentia abstention) — the state resulting from the sharp termination of administration of the substances which caused narkomanichesky dependence. And. it is characterized by vegetatativno-somatic, mental and neurologic disorders.

Clinical picture and current And. depend on type of the applied substance (see an alcoholism, Drug addiction), doses and durations of its use.

N. A. Kruglov.