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  • n  a drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism; causes nausea and vomiting if alcohol is ingested

  • About the time disulfiram (Antabuse) was hailed by Danish doctors as a wonder drug for alcoholism, plant physicians began hearing complaints that workers recently exposed to dust .
  • Given with disulfiram (Antabuse), chlorpromazine straightens out a victim of DTs within two days instead of the usual six.
  • But by one of nature's quirks, a few inky caps contain the chemical disulfiram, better known by its trade name, Antabuse.

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