Witches brew Colloquial term for LSD and datura

Withania somnifera Winter Sherry, herb from Northern Africa, common in Iraq, India and Pakistan. The root and leaves are used in the Ayurvedic Medicine and as aphrodisiaca and stimulant in the tantra sexual magic. Withdrawal Symptoms which occur upon cessation of drug use. See: Withdrawal syndrome.

Withdrawal syndrome A group of symptoms of variable clustering and degree of severity which occur on cessation or reduction of use of a psychoactive substance that has been taken repeatedly, usually for a prolonged period and in high doses. The syndrome may be accompanied by signs of physiological disturbance.

A withdrawal syndrome is one of the indicators of a dependence syndrome It is also the defining characteristic of the narrower psycho-pharmacologjcal meaning of dependence. The onset and course of the withdrawal syndrome are time-limited and are related-to the type of substance and dose being taken immediately before cessation or reduction of use. Typically, the features of a withdrawal syndrome are the opposite of those of acute intoxication.

The alcohol withdrawal syndrome is characterized by tremor, sweating, anxiety, agitation, depression, nausea, and malaise. It occurs 648 hours after cessation of alcohol consumption and, when uncomplicated, abates after 2-5 days. It may be complicated by grand mal seizures and may progress to delirium (known as delirium tremens).

Sedative withdrawal syndromes have many features in common with alcohol withdrawal but may also include muscle aches and twitches, perceptual distortions, and distortions of body image.

Opioid withdrawal is accompanied by rhinor-rhoea (running nose), lacrimation (excessive tear formation), aching muscles, chills, goose-flesh, and, after 24-48 hours, muscle and abdominal cramps. Drug-seeking behaviour is prominent and continues after the physical symptoms have abated.

Stimulant withdrawal (the "crash") is less well defined than syndromes of withdrawal from central nervous system depressant substances; depression is prominent and is accompanied by malaise, inertia, and instability. See also: Hangover.

Synonyms: Abstinence syndrome; withdrawal reaction; withdrawal state. Withdrawal, conditioned A syndrome of withdrawal-like signs and symptoms sometimes experience by abstinent alcohol- or opiate-dependent individuals who arc exposcd to stimuli previously associated with alcohol or drug use.

According to classical conditioning theory, environmental stimuli temporarily linked to unconditioned withdrawal reactions become conditioned stimuli capable of eliciting the same withdrawal-like symptoms. In another version of conditioning theory, an innate compensatory response to the effects of a substance (acute tolerance) become conditionally linked to the stimuli associated with substance use. If the stimuli are presented without actual administration of the substance, the conditioned response is elicited as a withdrawal-like compensatory reaction. Synonym: Conditioned abstinence. Withdrawal, protracted The occurrence of symptoms of a withdrawal syndrome, usually minor but nonetheless discomforting, for several weeks or months after the acute physical withdrawal syndrome has abated. This is an ill-defined condition that has been described in alcohol-dependent, sedative-dependent, and opioid-dependent individuals. Psychic symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, irritability, and depression are more prominent than physical symptoms. Symptoms may be precipitated or ex-acerbated by the sight of alcohol or the drug of dependence, or by retum to the environment previously associated with alcohol or other drug use. See also: Withdrawal, conditioned. Withnail and I Film released in 1987. Director: Bruce Robinson. Screenwriter Bruce Robinson made his directorial debut with the British Withnail and I. Withnail (Richard E. Grant) is an unsuccessful, pill-popping actor; "I", or Marwood (Paul McGann), is Withnail's roommate and another equally underemployed actor. The time is 1969: Withnail is fast becoming a burned-out relic of the sixties, while Marwood is trying to reassimilate into society. The two take a trip to the country in hopes of rejuvenating themselves, but things go from worse to even worse. Given the intimacy and insight of the screenplay and dialogue, one shouldn't be amazed that Bruce Robinson

(who adapted the film from his own novel) based Withnail and I on his own experiences. The film proves that certain "Age of Aquarius" types were just as bollixed up in Britain as they were in America during the less-than-fabulous sixties.

Witte Marseille Dutch colloquial term for heroin.

Witte nieswortel Veratrum album. Witwe German colloquial term for Benzedrine capsules.

Wiz nisworz Veratrum album. Wizard Colloquial term for 1 ounce of cocaine

Wizzard Colloquial term for one ounce of marijuana.

Wo Piper auritum.

Wobble weed Colloquial term for PCP. Wodka acid Colloquial term for vodka prepared wigh LSD.

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