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Descriptor English:   Behavior, Addictive 
Descriptor Spanish:   Conducta Adictiva 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Comportamento Aditivo 
Synonyms English:   Addictive Behavior
Addictive Behaviors
Behaviors, Addictive  
Tree Number:   F01.145.527.100.120
Definition English:   The observable, measurable, and often pathological activity of an organism that portrays its inability to overcome a habit resulting in an insatiable craving for a substance or for performing certain acts. The addictive behavior includes the emotional and physical overdependence on the object of habit in increasing amount or frequency. 
See Related English:   Substance-Related Disorders
 
History Note English:   92 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VI virology  
Record Number:   30236 
Unique Identifier:   D016739 

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