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Pchycoactive Substance Use Disprder

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Male started alcohol at 20 years, presently taking 3 quarters daily over 30 years, now complains that he gets the kick in I quarter, diagnosis (LQ)



A Withdrawal
B Mellanby phenomenon

C Reverse tolerance
D Cross tolerance

Ans. C Reverse tolerance

a. Reverse tolerance or sensitization is the phenomenon of a reversal of the side-effects from a drug, the reduction of insensitivity caused after drug tolerance has been established, or, in some cases, an increase in specific effects of a single drug existing alongside a tolerance to other effects of the same substance.

b. Typically this involves the use of additional medication or abstinence from a drug for a period of time, known as a drug holiday.

c. Such drugs include amphetamines and SSRIs. As a result, regular users commonly experience a quick decrease of unwanted side effects, without an equivalent loss of its stimulant properties.

d. It usually happened when the liver of the patient is damage and can not detoxify the alcohol taken.

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