Poisoning. The acute effects of overdosage with chemical substances. Characteristically, intoxication with substances of abuse produces behavioral or psychological changes because of their effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Such changes may be expressed as belligerence, differences in mood, or impaired judgment.

The adverse physiological effects of an organism of consuming a toxic substance.

Drunkenness as a result of the chemical action of alcohol on the central nervous system.

A condition which results from the absorption and diffusion in the body of a substance such as alcohol.

State of being poisoned or inebriated because of ingestion of excessive alcohol, another drug, or a toxic substance.

The symptoms of poisoning due to ingestion of any toxic material, including alcohol and heavy metals.

A term applied to states of poisoning. The poison may be some chemical substance introduced from outside, for example, alcohol; or it may be due to the products of bacterial action, the bacteria either being introduced from outside or developing within the body. The term autointoxication is applied in the latter case.

The physical and mental changes produced by drinking alcohol.

The negative effects alcohol has on a person’s body and behavior.

The state of mind, body, or emotions induced by the influence of a substance.

A broad expression encompassing a state caused by toxic substances. It typically pertains to the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. The term can also denote drug toxicity, poisoning stemming from the buildup of metabolic byproducts within the body, or the impact of industrial toxins.