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20 terms

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