Health chapter 9
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An effect that sometimes occurs along with expected effect of a drug is a
A medicine made by a company other than the company that developed the original medicine
The brain reward system describes how the release of ----- causes ------, reinforcing a behavior.
Analgesics are used to
Information included in a prescription
Dose, frequency, timing, and duration.
The small spaces between neurons where neurotransmitters are released are called
The path to addiction follows the sequences
Drug use, tolerance, dependence, addiction.
condition in which a person can no longer control his or her drug use.
Herbal remedies and dietary supplements differ from OTC medicines because they are
not regulated by the FDA
is a life-threatening reaction to a drug.
potentially serious side effect of a medicine.
A drug that increases alertness, such as methylphenidate, is called a(n)
The agency responsible for ensuring the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics is the
Food and Drug Administration.
An antibiotic-----an OTC.
The effects of a medicine can be influenced by whether it was
taken with another medicine.
Any drug used to cure, prevent, or treat illness or discomfort.
Insulin is a(n) ------ that lowers blood sugar.
A ----- substance that causes a change in a person's physical or psychological state.
A ------- is a prescription drug that might be useful to treat insomnia.
A ------- doctor's written order for a specific medicine.
The sequence of events in the approval of a medicine for human use
Laboratory testing (Chemical or cell), animal testing, testing on healthy humans, clinical trials.
Qualities possessed by a good medicine.
Safety, effectiveness, and minor side effects
categories that drug addiction falls into.
Avoidable and treatable
is a neurotransmitter that brings about feelings of pleasure.
Taking a medicine exactly as directed
A ______ change in the effect is a drug that occurs as a result of it being taken with another drug.
A Drug interaction
drug or medicine that affects thoughts, perceptions, or feelings.