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Substances

Substances Vocab

TermDefinition
Drug a substance other than food that changes the structures or function of the body
Medicine legal drug used to help fight illness or injury
Addiction craving or strong emotionally need
Physical dependence needing a drug to function normally
Psychological dependence mentally craving a drug
Withdrawal group of symptoms that occur when they stop taking drug
Tolerance needing additionally larger amounts of alchohol
Synergistic interact to produce effects greater than produced alone
Antagonistic drug is cancelled out or reduced by the other
Drug use using drugs illeagally
Drug misuse improper use of medicines
Drug abuse when drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafe
OTC drugs drugs sold legally from doctors prescription
Stimulants drugs that increase the activity of the nervous system
Depressents Slows down brain and body reactions
Hallucinogens overload the brain with info causing a distorted sense of reality
Club Drugs actions and effects are different depending person to person
Inhalants chemical vapors replace oxygen and can either stimulate the heart or depress the CNS
Steroids increases size of muscle used to treat asthma and increases strength
Marijuana changes the way information reaches the brain
Gateway drug first drug people use when they start using drugs
Analgesic pain reliever
Zero tolerance using alcohol under the age of 21
Reverse tolerance less alcohol causes intoxication
Intoxication mental and physical abilities are impaired
BAC/BAL amount of alcohol in blood
Fetal alcohol syndrome group of birth defects caused by effects of alchohol
FDA food and drug administration inspects safety of food and drugs
Tar dark substance when Tabasco burns
Nicotine chemical in tobacco prouducts
Carbon Monoxide poisonous gas and binds with hemoglobin molucules
Secondhand smoke smoke inhaled by everybody nearby
Sidestream smoke smoke that goes in air from a cigarette
Mainstream smoke smoke inhaled by somebody's lungs
Emphysema disorder with lungs and cant function properly
Bronchitis a infection that causes mucous lining in the bronch to become inflamed
Cirrhosis the fat liver cells die leaving behind useless scar tissue
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