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substances

substances vocab

TermDefinition
drug a chemical substance that is taken to cause changes in a person's body or behavior.
mediecine are legal drugs that help the body fight injury,illness,or disease.
dependence the brain develops a chemical need for alcohol and cannot function normally
addiction the drinker no longer has control over his or her drinking.
physical a drug to function normally
psychological dependence addiction -mentally craving a drug
withdrawal group of symptoms that occur when a dependent person stops taking a drug.
tolerance causes a drinkers body to need increasingly larger amounts of alcohol to achieve the original effect.
synergistic occurs when drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone.
antagonistic occurs when each drugs effect is canceled out or reduced by the other.
drug use using drugs correctly for medical purposes.
drug misuse the improper use of medicines either prescription or over the counter drugs is called .
drug abuse when a drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafely it is know as.
prescription drug a drug that can be obtained only with a written order from a doctor and can be purchased only at a pharmacy.
over the counter drugs a medicine that is sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctor prescription.
stimulants 5 drug that increase the activity of the nervous system.1
depressants 4 a drug that slows brain and body reactions. 1 alcohol may cause confusion 2 decreased alerteness 3 poor coordination 4 blurred vision.
hallucinogens 3 a drug that distorts perception thought and mood.
club drugs 4 got their name from the fact that they first gained popularity at dance clubs and raves.
inhalants a breathable chemical vapor that produces mind altering effects is.
steroids to increase muscle size and strength some athletes are tempted to use
marijuanea is the leaves stems and flowering tops of the hemp plant is also called pot,dope
get way drugs different names for drugs
analgesic is a pan reveler
zero tolerance in addition many schools have adopted a
reverse tolerance late stage alcoholics also experience for alcohol a condition in which less and less alcohol causes intoxication.
intoxication is the state in which a person mental and physical abilities are impaired by alcohol or another substance.
BAC/BAL is the amount of alcohol in a persons blood expressed as a percentage.
tar a dark sticky substance that forms when tobacco burns is known as.
nicotine a very addictive chemical in tobacco products.
carbon monoxide when substances including tobacco are burned an odorless poisonous gas is.
second hand smoke the combination of mainstream and sidestream smoke is
sidestream is smoke that goes into the air directly from the cigarette
mainstream is exhaled from a smokers lugs.
emphysema a disorder in which alveoli in the lungs can no longer function properly.
bronchitis is an infection that causes the mucous membranes lining the bronchi to become inflamed.
cirrhosis may lead to liver failure and death.
fda inspects tests and assssses the safty of food drugs and a variety of consumer goods
fetal alcohol syndrome a group of birth defect caused by the effects of alcohol on an unborn child.
Created by: jenbravo