NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,177 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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withdrawal
(with-DRAWL)
In medicine, symptoms that occur when a person quits smoking or stops using an addictive substance, such as drugs or alcohol. Common withdrawal symptoms after quitting smoking include nicotine cravings, anger, irritability, anxiety, depression, and weight gain. These symptoms usually get better over time.