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telescoping

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telescope

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Definition A term of art referring to the compression or overlapping of clinical or pathologic features of a disease or lesion that is normally subdivided into chronologic stages of progression.  

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Definition The term telescoping has been applied specifically to the putatively more rapid progression of alcohol-related diseases in women.

Comment Data supporting a gender difference in progression of alcoholism is weak. 

Reference http://www.attcnetwork.org/explore/ priorityareas/science/tools/asmeDetails.asp?ID=821 

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