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Health - Drug Introduction
Terms in this set (36)
any substance that causes a change in a person's physical or psychological state
The response the body has to the chemical
How the chemicals make you feel
By the way they make you feel
How are drugs categorized??
A drug that is used to cure, prevent, or treat illness or discomfort
When the drug does what it's supposed to do
Good medicines also have to be safe
Any effect of the drug that is different from the drug's intended effect
A drug that makes you feel tired and treats pain
A drug that makes you more alert/awake
A drug that causes the brain to see things (hallucinations)
A drug that reduces fever/alleviate pain (effect)
Drugs of abuse
Drugs that dramatically change the way your brain works
Alters your mood
Alters your perception of the world
Has severe side effects
A synthetic version of a legally restrictive (prescriptions drugs) or prohibited drug (illegal drug of abuse), devised to circumvent the law
What type of drug??
Ecstasy, Ketamine, GHB, Rohypnol, LSD, Metamphetamine, Bath Salts, Spice, K2
All drugs are _____.
Designer drugs are (legal/illegal).
Safe medications but may have varied side-effects or are addictive
Over the counter medication
Medicine that can be bought without a prescription; have little or no side-effects; considered "safe"
Drugs that consist of vitamins, minerals, and diet supplements; not approved by the FDA
Drugs are injected directly into the body using ______.
Drugs enter through blood vessels in the lungs when _______.
Drugs are ______ through a hypodermic needle.
Drug is packaged in a patch and absorbed through the skin.
The drug is swallowed an absorbed through the digestive system.
The drug is in a cream or lotion that can be absorbed through the skin.
What's the most serious risk of taking medicine??
Allergic reactions are frost spotted in your ______.
What's the most severe allergic reaction??
When taking 2+ drugs that have different action resulting in chemical chaos
Mixing drugs that have the same action magnifies the effect
Where 2 nerve cells meet
A chemical released by the neuron that communicates with the adjoining neuron
When the chemical connects with the neighboring neuron
What's this an example of??
Serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine
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