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Alcoholism (alcoholismus chronicus; synonyms: an ethyl-ism, toxicomania an alcoholic, alcoholic disease) – one of toxicomania forms with addiction to the use of substances with the content of alcohol and development because of it chronic intoxication.

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The most rare disease – a disease the Kura. Only representatives of the tribe Faure in New Guinea are ill it. The patient dies of laughter. It is considered that eating of a human brain is an origin of a disease.