Hangover - Definition

March 2017


Definition


A hangover is a popular term used to describe a series of unpleasant symptoms experienced when waking up after having consumed large quantities of alcohol the night before. These symptoms can include severe headaches, dry mouth, intense thirst, vertigo, severe fatigue, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. It is caused by having exceeded the body's capacity to eliminate alcohol, notably in terms of liver function. With some paracetamol, water, and a fair amount of patience, a hangover can resolve itself, with the added optional treatments of antiemetic drugs to counteract nausea, and antispasmodic medication. It is also advisable to eat light meals in these cases.

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