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Health

Substances Vocab

TermDefinition
Drug any substance, other than food, that changes the structure or function of the body
Medicine a legal substance either prescription or OTC that changes the body to fight injury,illness, or disease
Addiction the state of losing control over the use of a drug, also having a strong craving for the drug
Physical Dependence mental need, for body to function
Psychological Dependence physical need, withdrawals occur when without the drug
Withdrawal a group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person is without or stops taking drugs
Tolerance the need of increasingly large amounts of alcohol to achieve the original effect
Synergistic when drugs interact to produce greater effects then those produced alone
Antagonistic when each drug's effect is reduced or canceled out by each other
Drug Use use of drugs correctly, for medical purposes
Drug Misuse use of drugs incorrectly, or using someone elses prescription
Drug Abuse use of drugs for no medical reason or illegally
Prescription Drugs can be purchased with doctors consent, potentially more harmful
Over-the-Counter Drugs medicine sold legally without a doctors note
Dependence a chemical need for the drug, and cannot function normally without it
Stimulants a type of drug that increases the activity of the nervous system
Depressants a drug that slows brain and body reactions
Hallucinogens a drug that distorts perception, thought and mood
Club Drugs drugs that first gained popularity at dance clubs and raves
Inhalants a breathable chemical vapor that produces mind altering effects
Steroids any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure
Marijuana leaves or flowers of a hemp plant
Gateway Drug a habit-forming drug that, while not itself addictive, may lead to the use of other addictive drugs
Analgesic any drug used to relive pain
Zero-Tolerance Law a strict law where there are consequences for underage drinking
Reverse Tolerance a condition where less and less alcohol causes intoxication
Intoxication a state where a persons mental and physical abilities are impaired by a substance
BAL blood alcohol level, expressed by a percent
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a group of birth defects caused by the effects of alcohol on an unborn child
FDA food and drug administration, tests foods safety for consumers
Tar dark, sticky substance formed when tobacco burns
Nicotine a very addictive chemical in tobacco products
Carbon Monoxide an odorless poisonous gas caused by tobacco
Second Hand Smoke a combination of sidestream and mainstream smoke that effects anyone near smoker
Sidestream Smoke smoke that comes directly from the cigarette into the air
Mainstream Smoke smoke exhaled from the smoker's lungs into the air
Emphysema a disorder in which the alveoli in the lungs do not function properly
Bronchitis chronic inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes
Cirrhosis a disease of the liver, when blood flow is blocked
BAC blood alcohol concentration, measured in degrees of intoxication
Created by: alaorozco