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Pearson Health Ch. 17 Test Vocab
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legal drugs that help the body fight injury, illness, or disease.
A medicine that is sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctor's prescription.
A drug that can be obtained only with a written order from a doctor and can be purchased only at a pharmacy.
chemical substance that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, possess, buy or sell.
the improper use of medicines-either prescription or over-the-counter drugs.
When a drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafely.
A mood-altering drug that is a chemical that affects brain activity.
An unwanted physical or mental effect caused by a drug.
Many psychoactive drugs trigger activity along a path of cells in the brain called the...
This chemical, though not dangerous in itself, is very dangerous when in association with drug use.
A chemical need for a drug and the body cannot function without it.
when a drug is used repeatedly, this can form, requiring more and more of the drug as the body gets used to it.
If a person who is dependent on a psychoactive drug stops taking the drug, that person will experience this.
When each drug's effect is canceled out or reduced by the other.
when drugs interact to produce greater effects than those that each drug would produce alone.
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