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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 the drinker has no control over his/her drinking
Physical dependence when you think that you need a drug to function
Psychological dependence mentally craving a drug
Withdrawal group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking a drug
Tolerance with repeated use of alcohol, its effects in the brain become reduced in which the body has developed tolerance
Synergistic occurs when drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone
Anatagonist occurs when each drugs effect is canceled out or reduced by the other
Drug use the use of drugs
Drug misuse using legal drugs in a harmful way
Drug abuse over doing drugs
Prescription drugs a drug that can be obtained only with a written order from a doctor
OTC drugs drugs that are legally sold at pharmacies but they are no prescribed by the doctor
Stimulants drugs that increase the activity of the nervous system
Depressants drug that slows down brain and body reactions
Hallucinogens drug that distorts perception, thoughts, and mood
Club drugs got its name from the fact that they first gained popularity at dance clubs and raves
Inhalants a breathable chemical vapor that produces mind-altering effects
Steroids to increase muscle size and strenght
Marijuana "gateway drug"
Gateway drug a drug that leads to using more and more drugs ("gateway")
analegesic pain releaver
Zero tolerance for teens and others under 21, using alcohol is illegal
Intoxication state in which a person mental and physical abilities are impaired by alcohol or another substance
BAC/BAL amount of alcohol in a persons blood
Fetal alcohol syndrome group of birth defects caused by the effects of alcohol on an unborn child
Reverse tolerance a condition in which less and less alcohol causes intoxication
FDA inspects, tests, and assesses the safety of food, drugs and a variety of consumer goods
Tar the dark, sticky substance that forms when tobacco burns is known as tar
Nicotine a very addictive chemical in tobacco products
Carbon monoxide when substances including tobacco are burned, an odorless, posionous gas
Second hand smoke when you are around people who are smoking
Sidestream smoke the air in mainstream smoke
Mainstream Stroke exhaled from a smokers lungs
Emphysema a disorder in which alveoli in the lungs can no longer function properly
Bronchitis infection that causes the mucous membranes lining the bronchi to become inflames
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