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Drugs

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prescription
a piece of paper written by a doctor that lets you get medicine at the pharmacy
Stimulants
Substances that speed up activity I. The human brain and spinal cord for example Methanfetamines
Amphetamines
A type of stimulant known as speed, it stimulates the central nervous system
Depressants
Substances that slow down normal brain functions
Marijuana
Dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, Calle cannabis sativa
Opium
A liquid form of the poppy plant containing substances that numb the body
Anabolic steroids
Synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones
Hallucinogens
A drug that makes you see and hear things for example PCP
Inhalants
Substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give effect like glue
Drug addiction
Physical or psychological need for a drug
THC
Main ingredient of marijuana
Narcotics
Specific drugs that are obtainable only by prescription and are used to relieve pain such as heroin
Drug abuse
Taking drugs that are unhealthy or illegal
over the counter drugs
Drugs available to consumers without a prescription. Also called nonprescription drugs. Like Tylenol

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