An overdose happens when a person takes more than the normal or
recommended amount of something, usually a drug. An overdose can result in
harmful symptoms or death.
Taking too much of something on purpose is called an intentional or
deliberate overdose. If the overdose happens by mistake, it is called an
January 5, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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