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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
Current as of:
November 3, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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