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multiaxial diagnosis

 usedin the DSM classificationsystem of mental disorders, whereby patients are assessed on a variety of axises (e.g. clinicalconditions, psychosocial and environmental factors)

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.