Definitions for "Physical dependence"
Synonymous with addiction, the physiological state in which failing to ingest a specific substance leads to bodily symptoms of withdrawal. go to glossary index
A state of adaptation that often includes tolerance and is manifested by a drug classspecific withdrawal syndrome that can be produced by abrupt cessation, rapid dose reduction, decreasing blood levels of the drug, and/or administration of an antagonist.
A condition in which someone develops a tolerance toward a drug or shows withdrawal symptoms without it.