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Drugs

Bronson, Mary H, Michael J. Cleary, and Betty M. Hubbard. Teen Health: Course 3. Woodland Hills, Calif: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2009. Print.
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Drug
A substance other than food that changes the structure or function of the body or mind
Prescription Medicines
Medicines that can be sold only with a written order from a physician
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines
Medicines that are safe enough to be taken without a written order from a physician
Drug Misuse
Taking or using medicine in a way that is not intended
Side Effect
Any effect of a medicine other than the one implied
Tolerance
A condition in which a person's body becomes used to the effect of a medicine and needs greater and greater amounts of a drug in order for it to be effective
Drug Abuse
Intentionally using drugs in a way that is unhealthy or illegal
Marijuana
Dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, called Cannabis satvia
THC
The main active chemical in marijuana
Anabolic Steroids
Synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones
Narcotics
Specific drugs that are obtainable only by perscription and are used to relieve pain
Opium
A liquid from the poppy plant containing substances that numb the body
Withdrawl Symptoms
Symptoms that occur after chronic use of a drug is reduced or stopped
Stimulants
Drugs that speed up activity in the human brain and spinal cord
Amphetamine
A drug that stimulates the central nervous system
Depressants
Substances that slow down normal brain function
Hallucinogens
Drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses
Inhalant
Any substance whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to produce mind-altering sensations

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