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  1. cerebellum
  2. allergic reaction
  3. co-occurring disorders
  4. hexing herbs
  5. EPO (erythropoietin)
  1. a large part of the hindbrain. It affects motor systems, coordination, and muscle tone.
  2. b an abnormal reaction to a substance; severe reactions such as anaphylactic shock caused by cocaine can be fatal.
  3. c the co-occurrence of an interrelated mental disorder and substance use disorder; also known as "dual diagnosis."
  4. d a synthetic hormone that stimulates the production of oxygen-laden red blood cells; has potentially fatal side effects.
  5. e members of the nightshade family of plants, e.g., belladonna, henbane, mandrake, and datura, that contain scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. parts of the brain that tell us when we satisfy a craving of the old brain such as thirst or hunger.
  2. an extract of marijuana (made using solvents) that is added to food or to marijuana cigarettes. Its THC content can be as high as 20-80%.
  3. a trade name for a capsule containing two forms of amphetamines, used mostly in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
  4. see receptor site.
  5. stimulates the adrenal cortex causing the secretion of cortisol (an anti-inflammatory substance) and other glucocorticoids.

5 True/False questions

  1. Ritalin®a trade name for a capsule containing two forms of amphetamines, used mostly in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.


  2. tachycardiainability to coordinate muscular activity, often caused by brain disorders or drug use.


  3. amotivational syndromea supply reduction prevention technique that prohibits the importation, sale, or use of a drug. It is carried out through laws and interdiction. Also, a specific period in American history when the sale and manufacture of alcohol was prohibited through the Eighteenth Amendment.


  4. "body packer"slang for dextromethorphan tablets.


  5. Buerger's diseasea paired gene whose difference from a normal gene may be responsible for one of the 3,500 chromosomally linked human diseases. Normally the alleles have the same function, e.g., two alleles control eye color but one is for blue eyes and the other for brown eyes. In terms of addiction, one allele may be responsible for normal alcohol metabolism while the other does the same job but does it poorly, so the alcohol has a greater effect.