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Weight

Alcoholism generally triggers variations in weight, depending on the quantity consumed and the chronicity of intake pattern. Alcohol, taken in large quantities has a detrimental effect on skeletal proteins and tends to cause loss of muscle mass.

White wine

Several varieties of wines from white grapes.

Wine

Alcoholic beverage obtained from grapes. Wine was the most popular spirit in Europe obtained by fermentation and contains from 5 to 12 of alcohol

Withdrawal

See Withdrawal Syndrome. See also: Abstinence, Delirium Tremens.

Withdrawal scale

A measurement based on signs and symptoms to determine the severity of withdrawal.

Withdrawal syndrome

symptoms related to a decrease in blood alcohol level following heavy or prolonged drinking, arising a few hours after stopping the drinking; symptoms of withdrawal commonly include tremor, insomnia, nausea and vomiting and anxiety. See also: Seizures, Delirium Tremens, Alcohol Induced Psychosis, Psychotic Disorder.

Withdrawal, heavy complications

Seizures (grand mal convulsions); delirium tremens; psychotic disorder (alcohol induced psychosis).

Women

Generally, women are more sensitive to alcohol than men. Female alcoholism causes specific health problems and great risks in pregnancy such as mental retardation in the new born. Female alcoholism is often associated with depression. Nearly 80% of female alcoholics are aged 35 years or more, of whom 51% are 35 to 50 years.

Workplace

The setting in which an individual makes a living or earns money to support him or herself.

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