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Substances Vocab

TermDefinition
Drug other substance than food that changes the structure or function of the body
medicine legal drugs that help the body fight injury, illness, or disease
Addiction craving, or strong emotional need
Dependence the brain develops a chemical need for and can not function normally without it
Withdraw a group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking a drug
Tolerance with repeated use of alcohol, it effects in the brain become reduced
Antagonism occurs when each drugs effect is canceled out or reduced by the other
Synergism occurs when drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone
Drug misuse The improper use of medications either prescription or over the counter drugs
Drug abuse When a drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafely
Drug use using drugs correctly for medical purpose
Prescription drugs A drug that can be obtained only with a written order from a doctor and can only be purchased at a pharmacy
Over the counter drugs A medicine that is sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctors prescription
Stimulants Drugs that increase the activity of the nervous system
Depressants A drug that slows the brain and body reactions
Hallucinogens A drug that distorts perception, thought, and mood
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Created by: samshahwan