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substances

substances voc

TermDefinition
drug Any substances that change the function of the body
medical a substances either persecution or OTC the changes the structure or function
addiction/Dependence Addiction is defined as a behavioral syndrome characterized by the repeated, compulsive seeking
Physical and psychological dependence is a physiological state of adaptation to a substance, the absence of which produces symptoms and signs of withdrawal
withdrawal where one would experience major depression when he or she stops using a drug
Tolerance the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence
Synergistic When synergistic parts work together, they accomplish more than they could alone. Synergistic is often used to describe the effect of drugs working together — where one drug increases the other's effectiveness.
Antagonistic occurs when each drugs effect is canceled out or reduce by the other.
drug use abuse is the recurrent use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs with negative consequences.
drug misuse refers to the use of a drug for purposes for which it was not intended or using a drug in excessive quantities.
drug abuse the habitual taking of addictive or illegal drugs.
over the coner by ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or license.
Stimulants a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Depressants an influence that depresses economic or other activity.
Hallucinogens a drug that causes hallucinations, such as LSD.
Club drugs Club drugs is the generic term for psychoactive drugs, usually illegal, that are used by participants of the rave and dance club and recreational drug subculture.
Steroids any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure containing four rings of carbon atoms (three six-membered and one five). They include many hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins.
Marijuana cannabis, especially as smoked in cigarettes.
Gateway drug a habit-forming drug that, while not itself addictive, may lead to the use of other addictive drugs.
Analgesic An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Narcotics The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with any sleep-inducing properties.
Zero tolerance law A zero tolerance policy imposes automatic punishment for infractions of a stated rule, with the intention of eliminating undesirable conduct.
Reverse Tolerance Reverse tolerance or drug sensitization is the phenomenon of a reversal of the side-effects from a drug, the reduction of insensitivity
Intoxication the state of being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.
Tar a dark, thick, flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols, and other compounds. It is used in roadmaking and for coating and preserving timber.
Nicotine a toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid that is the chief active constituent of tobacco. It acts as a stimulant in small doses, but in larger amounts blocks the action of autonomic nerve and skeletal muscle cells. Nicotine is also used in insecticides.
Carbon Monoxide a colorless, odorless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.
Second Hand Smoke smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others.
Sidestream Smoke
Emphysema a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.
Bronchitis inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. It typically causes bronchospasm and coughing.
Created by: chaholden