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substances

substances vocab

TermDefinition
Drug a substance, other than food, that changes the structure or function of the body
medicine a legal drug that helps the body fight injury, illness, or disease
addiction the state of losing control over the use of a drug strong craving for that drug
dependence the condition that results when the brain develops a chemical need for a drug and cannot function normally without it
physical dependence mentally craving a drug
psychological dependence needing a drug to function normally
withdrawal a group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking the drug
tolerance the condition that results when repeated use of a drug causes it to have less of an effect on the brain
drug interactions when a person takes more than one drug
synergistic when each drug effect is reduced by the other
anragonistic when each drug effect is greater then the drug would be alone
drug use doctors write prescriptions/over the counter drugs
drug misuse the improper use of a drug
drug abuse when a drug is intentionally used improperly
prescription drugs a drug the you can have only with a doctors notice
(OTC)/ over the counter drugs medicine that is legally in pharmacies and other stores without doctor notice
stimulants a type of drug that increases the activity of nervous system
depressants a drug that slows the brain
hallucinogens a drug that distorts percepton
club drug drugs that first gained popularity at dance clubs
inhalants a breathable chemical vapor that produces mind effect
anabiolic steroids used to increase muscle size
marijuana drug made from leaves,stems,and hemp plant
gateway drug easy access to another drug
analgesic pain reliver
zero tolerance law policy that enforces strict consequences for underaged drinking
reverse tolerance a condition in which less and less alcohol causes intoxication
intoxication when a persons mental and physical abilities are impaired with alcohol
BAC/BAL amount of alcohol in a persons blood
fetal alcohol syndrome a group of birth defects caused by alcohol
FDA inspects test and assesses the safety of food
tar dark, sticky substance that forms when tobacco burns
nicotine extremely addictive chemical in tobacco
carbon monoxide poisonous, colorless, odorless gas produce when substances are burned
second hand smoke combo of main stream and side stream smoke
side stream smoke the air that goes into the air directly from the cigarette
main stream smoke exhaled from a smokers lungs
emphysema disorder in which alveoli in the lungs can no longer function properly
bronchitis infection that causes the membrane lining of bronchi swell
cirrhosis fat filled liver cells die, which leaves behind useless scar tissue
Created by: ajahollins