27 terms

Chapter 23 Health

illicit drug use
the use or sale of any substance that is illegal or otherwise not permitted
a plant whose leaves, buds, and flowers are usually smoked for their intoxicating effects, interferes with the immune system and may permanently damage it
a preparation given to prevent a person from contracting a specific disease
psychological dependence
the condition in which a person believes that a drug is needed in order to feel good or to function normally
anabolic-androgenic steroids
synthetic substances that are similar to male sex hormones and can cause increased risk of injury to tendons and ligaments
substances whose fumes are sniffed or inhaled to give a mind-altering effect
psychoactive drugs
chemicals that affect the central nervous system and alter activity in the brain
drugs that speed up the central nervous system
drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions
designer drug
a synthetic drug made to imitate the effects of narcotics and hallucinogens
have never tried marijuana
the majority of high school students in the United States
slow heart and respiration rates, drugs (such as alcohol, barbiturates, and opiates) that reduce neural activity and slow body functions. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 298)
symptoms of anabolic-androgenic steroids
moody, paranoid, and aggressive
all medicines are drugs
but not all drugs are medicines
symptoms of withdrawal
includes nervousness, and severe nausea
Over-the-counter medicines
can be used without being under doctor's supervision
cannot be treated with antibiotics
allergy medicines
are drugs that reduce the sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose
substance abuse
intentionally taking more than the recommended dose of a prescribed pain reliever
misuse of a medicine
an example of this would be giving a friend one of your prescription pain relievers
synergistic effect
one medicine strengthening the effect of another taken at the same time
aspirin, morphine, codeine are examples
stay at a therapeutic community
would be a treatment for a person with a long history of serious drug abuse
side effect
a person's reaction to a medicine directly depends on a person's body chemistry
interferes with the immune system and may permanently damage it
are never used in a medicinal capacity
is a stimulant