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Disulfiram, sulphur-based drug used to treat alcoholism. Discovered in 1948 by two Danish physicians, Jens Hald and Erik Jacobsen, disulfiram makes alcohol unpalatable to the user. Mixing alcohol with the drug causes dizziness, nausea, and possible vomiting.

See also: Alcoholism.

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