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Steven Curtiss

Substances Vocab

TermDefinition
Drug a substances. Other than food that changes the structure or function of the body
medicine a legal drug that helps the body fight off illnesses
addiction/dependence the state of losing control of the use of a drug
physical dependance body starts to need the drug
psychological dependance the brain thinks it needs a drug
withdrawl when you stop taking a drug
tolerance when the drug use starts to have less of an affect on the brain
drug use when u use a substance that can help or harm you
drug misuse when you use this substance in a way not tolerated
drug abuse when you over use and don't stop using this substance
prescription drugs A legal drug that we use a medicine but can be abused
otc drugs a substance that a doctor subscribes you with
stimulants a drug that raises the nervous system
depresants a drug that slows down the body and brain functions
hallucinogens a drug that distorts your thoughts, and mood
inhalents a breathable chemical vapor that causes mind altering effects
steroids a legal drug that can be over used to gain strength
marijuana a drug made from plants legal in some states
gateway drug a habit-forming drug that, while not itself addictive, may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
analgesic chiefly of a drug acting to relieve pain.
0 tolerance law A law, policy, or practice that provides for the imposition of severe penalties for a proscribed offense or behavior without making exceptions for extenuating circumstances
reverse tolerance drug sensitization is the phenomenon of a reversal of the side-effects from a drug, the reduction of insensitivity caused after drug tolerance has been established
intoxcation the state of being drunk/high, especially by alcohol.
Bac/Bal % IL the percentage of alcohol in the bloodstream: under the laws of most states, .08
fetal alcohol syndrom a congenital syndrome caused by excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy,
FDA The Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services,
Tar It is used in road making and for coating and preserving timber. in cigarettes
Nicotine the addicting drug in cigarettes
carbon monoxide poisonous colorless odorless produced when substances ore burned
Second hand smoke smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others
sidestream smoke smoke that passes from a cigarette into the surrounding air, rather than into the smoker's lungs.
mainstream smoke smoke that is exhaled from a smokers lungs
emphysema a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.
Bronchitis
Created by: stevencur