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Substances Vocab

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/dependence The state of losing control over the use of a drug; it is accompanied by a strong craving for the drug
Withdrawal A group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking the drug
Tolerence A condition that results when repeated use of a drug causes it to have less of an effect on the brain
Synergistic When drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone
Antagonistic When each drug is canceled out or reduced by the other. Neither drug has the has predicted the effect
Drug Use
Drug Misuse The improper use of medicines-either prescription or over-the-counter drugs
Drug Abuse When a drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafely
Prescription Drugs A drug that can only be obtained only with a written order form from a doctor and can be purchased in a pharmacy
Over the Counter Drugs(OTC) A medicine that is sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctor's prescription
Stimulants Increase heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and alertness
Depressants Slow body functions by decreasing heart and breathing rates and lowering blood pressure
Hallucinogents Overload the brain with sensory information, causing a distorted sense of reality
Inhalents A breathable chemical vapor that produces mind-altering effects
Anabolic Steroids Synthetic durgs that are similar to hormone testosterone
Marijuana Leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa
Gateway Drug
Zero Tolerance Law
Reverse Tolerence
BAC/BAL % in Illinois .08%
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Carbon Monoxide
Created by: wengomez