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Medicine & Drugs

Substances other than food that change the structure or function of the body or mind Drugs
Medicines that reduce or kill harmful bacteria in the body Antibiotics
Drugs that are used to treat or prevent diseases and other conditions Medicines
Specific drugs that are obtainable only by prescription and are used to relieve pain Narcotics
A drug that stimulates the central nervous system. Amphetamine
Substances that slow down the body’s functions and reactions. Depressants
Substances that speed up the body’s functions Stimulants
Physical or psychological need for a drug Addiction
A condition in which a person’s body becomes used to the effect of a medicine and needs greater and greater amounts of it in order for it to be effective Tolerance
Any effect of a medicine other than the one intended Side effect
The physical process of freeing the body of an addictive substance Detoxification
The physical and psychological symptoms that occur when someone stops using an addictive substance Withdrawal
Medicines that are safe enough to be taken without a written order from a physician Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
Any substance whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to produce mind-altering sensations Inhalant
Created by: valsmith