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chronic alcoholic/gambler etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchronic alcoholic/gambler etcchronic alcoholic/gambler etcLONG TIMEsomeone who has behaved in a particular way for a long time and cannot stop He was a chronic alcoholic and unable to hold down a job. a chronic smoker chronic
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chronic alcoholic/gambler etcThe sleep patterns of chronic alcoholics are usually quite abnormal.Even after chronic alcoholics give up booze, their sleep problems may not end.All the results found in studies on non-alcoholic subjects may not hold true for chronic alcoholic patients.Clearly a study needs to be done with chronic alcoholic patients.There are no studies on the acute effect of alcohol intake on gastric acid secretion in chronic alcoholic patients.
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