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Substances

Substances Vocab

TermDefinition
Drug A substance, other than food, that changes the structure or function of the body.
Medicine Are legal drugs that help the body fight injury, illness, or disease.
Addiction The drinker no longer has control over his or her drinking.
Dependance Synonym of Addiction.
Withdrawal A group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking a drug.
Tolerance Causes a drinker's body to need increasingly larger amounts of alcohol to achieve the original effect.
Synergistic Occurs when drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone.
Antagonistic Occurs when each drug's effect is canceled out or reduced by the other.
Drug Use Using drugs correctly for medical reasons.
Drug Misuse Using drugs incorrectly.
Drug Abuse Using drugs for no medical reasons illegally.
Prescription Drug A drug that can be obtained only with a written order from a doctor and can be purchased only at a pharmacy.
Over-the-counter Drug A medicine that is sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctor's prescription.
Stimulants Drugs that increase the activity of the nervous system.
Depressant Drugs that slows brain and body reactions.
Hallucinogens Drugs that distorts perception, thought, and mood.
Club Drug A dangerous drugs used in parties and clubs.
Inhalants A breathable chemical vapor that produces mind-altering effects.
Steroids To increase muscle size and strength and also dangerous side effects.
Marijuana Leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
Gateway Drug A "gateway" to harder and more dangerous drugs.
Analgesic Pain reliever
Zero Tolerance Law
Reverse Tolerance
Intoxication
BAC/BAL
% of BAC/BAL in IL
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FDA
Tar
Nicotine
Carbon Monoxide
Second Hand Smoke
Mainstream Smoke
Emphysema
Bronchitis
Cirrohosis
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