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alcohol

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n. any of a class of organic compounds formed when a hydroxyl group (–OH) is substituted for a hydrogen atom in a hydrocarbon. The alcohol in alcoholic drinks is ethyl alcohol (ethanol), which has ...
Centers for Disease Control.

Centers for Disease Control.  

(CDC)The US federal government facility based mainly in Atlanta, Georgia, that provides investigative and educational facilities in most branches of public health sciences, serving the United States ...
laser

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An acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, a device for emitting a single, intense beam of coherent, monochromatic light (i.e. light at a single wavelength). See also ...
psychiatry

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n. the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management, and prevention. —psychiatric adj.
substance abuse

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The nonclinical, or recreational, use of pharmacologically active substances such that continued use results in adverse physiological or psychological effects (see dependence). Substances commonly ...
trench foot

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(immersion foot) blackening of the toes and the skin of the foot due to death of the superficial tissues and caused by prolonged immersion in cold water or exposure to damp and cold.

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