"Alcoholism" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic. (Morse & Flavin for the Joint Commission of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the American Society of Addiction Medicine to Study the Definition and Criteria for the Diagnosis of Alcoholism: in JAMA 1992;268:1012-4)
- Alcoholic Intoxication, Chronic
- Chronic Alcoholic Intoxication
- Intoxication, Chronic Alcoholic
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Alcoholism".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Alcoholism".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Alcoholism" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Alcoholism" was a major or minor topic of these publication.