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Behavior, Addictive MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Behavior, Addictive
Tree Number(s)
F01.145.527.100.120
Unique ID
D016739
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016739
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Addictive Behavior
NLM Classification #
WM 176
Previous Indexing
Behavior (1974-1991)
Substance Abuse (1980-1991)
Substance Dependence (1974-1991)
See Also
Substance-Related Disorders
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/04/29
Revision Date
2002/07/02
Behavior, Addictive Preferred
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