Chapter 9 Vocabulary - Alcohol
Terms in this set (17)
a drug created by a chemical reaction in some foods, especially fruits and grains.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
the amount of alcohol in the blood.
the scaring and destruction of liver tissue.
an open sore in the stomach lining.
using alcohol in ways that are unhealthy, illegal, or both.
a disease in which a person has a physical and psychological need for alcohol.
having several drinks in a short period of time.
the ability of the body to respond quickly and appropriately to situations.
the physical process of freeing the body of an addictive substance.
a person under the age of adult rights and responsibilities.
a substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body or mind.
fetal alcohol syndrome
alcohol related birth defects that include both physical an mental problems.
a gathering where family and friends get a problem drinker to agree to seek help.
a drug that slows down the body's functions and reactions, including heart and breathing.
a dangerous condition that results when a person drinks excessive amounts of alcohol over a shot time period.
using illegal or harmful drugs, including any use of alcohol while under the legal drinking age.