Chapter 23 Health

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illicit drug use

the use or sale of any substance that is illegal or otherwise not permitted

marijuana

a plant whose leaves, buds, and flowers are usually smoked for their intoxicating effects, interferes with the immune system and may permanently damage it

vaccine

a preparation given to prevent a person from contracting a specific disease

psychological dependence

the condition in which a person believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or to function normally

anabolic-androgenic steroids

synthetic substances that are similar to male sex hormones and can cause increased risk of injury to tendons and ligaments

inhalants

substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give a mind-altering effect

psychoactive drugs

chemicals that affect the central nervous system and alter activity in the brain

stimulants

drugs that speed up the central nervous system

hallucinogens

drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions

designer drug

a synthetic drug made to imitate the effects of narcotics and hallucinogens

have never tried marijuana

the majority of high school students in the United States

depressants

slow heart and respiration rates, drugs (such as alcohol, barbiturates, and opiates) that reduce neural activity and slow body functions. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 298)

symptoms of anabolic-androgenic steroids

moody, paranoid, and aggressive

all medicines are drugs

but not all drugs are medicines

symptoms of withdrawal

includes nervousness, and severe nausea

Over-the-counter medicines

can be used without being under doctor's supervision

viruses

cannot be treated with antibiotics

allergy medicines

are drugs that reduce the sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose

substance abuse

intentionally taking more than the recommended dose of a prescribed pain reliever

misuse of a medicine

an example of this would be giving a friend one of your prescription pain relievers

synergistic effect

one medicine strengthening the effect of another taken at the same time

analgesics

aspirin, morphine, codeine are examples

stay at a therapeutic community

would be a treatment for a person with a long history of serious drug abuse

side effect

a person's reaction to a medicine directly depends on a person's body chemistry

Marijuana

interferes with the immune system and may permanently damage it

hallucinogens

are never used in a medicinal capacity

cocaine

is a stimulant

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