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Bio CH18

Biology CH18 Drugs and Behavior

TermDefinition
antacid a drug that changes acid into water and a salt
antihistamine a drug that reduces swelling of tissues by stopping the leaking of blood plasma from capillaries
caffeine a stimulant found in coffee and tea, cocoa, chocolate,and some soft drinks
cocaine a controlled drug used for its stimulant effects
controlled drug drugs that are controlled by law
dependence needing a certain drug in order to carry out normal daily activities
depressant a drug that slows down messages in the nervous system
dosage how much and how often to take a drug
drug a chemical that changes the way a living thing functions when it is taken into the body
drug abuse the incorrect or improper use of a drug
ethyl alcohol a drug formed from sugars by yeast that is found in all alcoholic drinks
inhalant a drug breathed in through the lungs in order to cause a behavior change
nicotine a stimulant found in tobacco
overdose the result of too much drug in the body
over-the-counter drug one that you can buy legally without a prescription
prescription drug one that a doctor must tell you to take
psychedelic drug one that alters the way the mind works and changes the signals we receive from our sense organs
side effect a change other than the expected change caused by a drug
stimulant a drug that speeds up body activities that are controlled by the nervous system
symptom changes that occur in your body as a result of a disease
Created by: djhockett5