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Methamphetamine use and oral health-related quality of life.

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Summary of "Methamphetamine use and oral health-related quality of life."

Methamphetamine (MA) is associated with adverse health effects, including the rampant tooth decay condition called "Meth Mouth." However, the impact of MA use on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) is unknown. This study assessed the relationship between MA use and self-reported OHRQOL.

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Name: Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation
ISSN: 1573-2649
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