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Unit 2 Health Test

What is drug misuse? Improper use of medication (as specified by a doctor).
What is drug abuse? Illegal use of drug; use of substances that should not enter the body.
What is addiction? A physical or psychological need for a drug.
What are the 5 classifications? Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Hallucinogens, and Inhalants.
What are examples of narcotics? Morphine and Codeine (prescription drugs used to treat extreme pains in hospitals).
What is the most commonly abused narcotic? Heroin (illegal drug made from morphine; potentially fatal).
What are stimulants? Substances that speed up the body's functions (heart rate, breathing, blood pressure).
What are two examples of stimulants that are potentially fatal? Cocaine (powerful, illegal stimulant); Crack (concentrated form of cocaine that can be smoked- effects are much stronger than cocaine).
What are 3 other examples of stimulants? Caffeine, Amphetamine, and Methamphetamine
What is Caffeine? drug found in coffee, tea, and other soft drinks
What is Amphetamine? Drug that stimulates the central nervous system- prescribed for treating hyperactive children
What is Methamphetamine? Similar to amphetamine- prescribed for treating narcolepsy, Parkinson's disease, and obesity.
What are depressants? Sedatives; or substances that slow down the body's functions (heart rate, breathing, blood pressure).
What are the examples of depressants? Tranquilizers, Barbiturates, and Hypnotics.
What are Tranquilizers? Prescribed to help reduce anxiety and relax muscles, AKA: Valium, Librium, and Xanax.
What are Barbiturates? Powerful sedatives that produce a feeling of relaxation, AKA: Downers, Barbs, Yellow Jackets, Reds).
What are Hypnotics? Powerful drugs that bring on sleep, AKA: Quaaludes, Ludes, Sopor).
What are street drugs? Drugs made or sold outside of the government's regulations.
What is an example of a street drug? Marijuana
What is Marijuana? Drug made from plant containing THC that is smoked. (Affects brain, damages the heart/lungs, and is the most common). AKA: Pot, grass, weed, joint herb.
What are Hallucinogens? Drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses- often leads to misjudgments which can result in death.
What are examples of Hallucinogens? PCP and LSD.
What is PCP? Powerful and dangerous- produces strange destructive behavior, AKA: Angel Dust, Supergrass, Killer Weed, Rocket Fuel.
What is LSD? Powerful- produces rapid mood swings, hallucinations, feelings of fear/terror, AKA: Blotter, Microdot, White Lighting.
What are Inhalants? Substances whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to produce a mind- altering sensation.
What do inhalants damage? Fumes go directly to the brain, damaging the brain, liver, kidneys, and other vital organs. A single use could result in death.
What are examples of inhalants? Spray paint, cleaning fluid, lighter fluid, hairspray, and nail polish remover.
What are club drugs? Drugs associated with night clubs, concerts, and raves.
What is one example of a club drug? Ecstasy (stimulant/hallucinogen pill- can cause permanent damage, AKA: E, X, XTC.
What is another example of a club drug? GHB (depressant powder/liquid- extremely dangerous when combined with alcohol or drugs- results in sleep, coma, or death, AKA: Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Georgia Home Boy).
What is another example of a club drug? Rohyphnol (powerful; sedative pill- causes sleepiness and possible blackouts, AKA: Date Rape Drug, Roofies, R2).
What is another example of a club drug? Ketamine (anesthetic used by vets. for animals- causes hallucinations- possible respiratory failure, AKA: Special K).
What are Anabolic Steroids? Synthetic form of male growth hormone that causes muscles to bulk up quickly).
What are harmful effects of Anabolic Steroids? Acne, mood swings, liver damage, brain cancers, nausea, and shorter adult height when used by children and teens.
Created by: 16lgleason