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Drug
Any substance that changes the way the body functions
Medicines
drugs used to treat medical conditions
Stimulants
drugs that speed up the body's activity
Stimulant
Cocaine
Stimulant
Amphetamines
Stimulant
Crystal meth
Stimulant, Hallucinogen
Ecstacy
Depressants
drugs that slow down brain activity
Depressant
Alcohol
Depressant
Babiturates
Depressant
Heroin
Hallucinogens
psychoactive drugs that alter or change perception and thought; fat soulable
Brain is made primarily of fat
Hallucinogen
LSD
Hallucinogen
PCP
Hallucinogen
Mushrooms
Hallucinogen
Marijuana
Receptor Site Theory
drugs bind to specific receptor sites in the body
OTC
Do not need a doctor's not, purchased by anyone
3/4 routinely self medicate with them
Prescription drugs
Stronger drugs, need written prescription
Illegal drugs
Drugs that are sold for a purpose that is against the law
Action
What a drug does to your body
Effect
What you feel, both physically and mentally
Factors that influence a drugs effect
Age, Height, Weight, Body Type, Gender, Heart Rate, Breathing Rate
Dosage
amount of drugs you take
Side effects
unwanted, dangerous physical and mental effects: Ex) nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness
Drug allergies
side effects that occur b/c your body rejects the drug: Ex) rash, runny nose, rapid HR and BR
Overdose
serious reaction to a drug that can result in death
drug interactions
when 2 or more drugs are taken together
Antagonistic
Each drug is canceled out and the action is decreased
Synergistic
2 or more drugs interact and the effect is multiplied, can be life threatening: Ex) Pain medicine + alcohol
Drug use
Following directions
Drug misuse
Improper use of legal drugs either OTC or prescription
Drug abuse
Any use of an illegal drug or intentional misuse of OTC or prescription medication
Teen reasons
peer pressure, curiosity, escape problems, fun
Adult reasons
stress, addiction
Elderly reasons
people over 65 use the most prescription drugs of anyone in the country
Athlete reasons
pain killers, steroids, amphetamines
Tolerance
resistance to a drug because of repeated use
Physical dependence (Addiction)
when the body becomes adjusted to the drug and therefore requires the drug to function normally
Psychological dependence
a strong desire or need to continue using a drug
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