Koontz Health Words 61-80

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nicotine substitute

a product that delievers small amounts of nicotine into the user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit

alcoholism

a disease in which a person has a physcial or psychological dependence on drinks that contain alcohol

alcoholic

an addict who is dependent on alcohol

smokeless tobacco

tobacco that is sniffed through the nose, held in the mouth, or chewed

alcohol abuse

the excessive use of alcohol

DUI

driving under the influence of alcohol

ovulation

the process of releasing a mature ovum into the fallopian tube each month

stimulant

a drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organs

nicotine

the addictive drug found in tobacco leaves

hormones

chemical substances that are produced in glands and help regulate many of your body's functions

sterility

the inability to reproduce

tar

a thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns

sidestream smoke

the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar

reproductive system

the system of organs involved in producing offspring

menstruation

shedding of the uterine lining

mainstream smoke

the smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker

addictive drug

a substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence

carbon monoxide

a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas

sobriety

living without alcohol

alcohol poisoning

a severe and potentially fatal physical reaction to an alcohol overdose

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