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Hangover refers to the unpleasant symptoms that develop 4 to 6 hours after a person drinks too much alcohol.
Symptoms may include:
A hangover is an indication of drinking too much alcohol. If a person has frequent hangovers, it could be a sign of an alcohol use problem.
Last Revised: January 18, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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