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5 Matching questions

  1. tricyclic antidepressants
  2. uppers
  3. second messenger
  4. dysphoria
  5. DRD2A1 allele gene
  1. a stimulants.
  2. b a general malaise marked by mild-to-moderate depression, restlessness, and anxiety; less severe than major depression.
  3. c a neurotransmitter that attaches itself to another neuron to limit or increase the release of neurotransmitters, i.e., the release of endorphins to inhibit the release of substance "P," a pain transmitter.
  4. d a class of psychiatric medications that increase the activity of serotonin to elevate mood and counter depression.
  5. e the first gene discovered that signals a tendency to alcoholism and other addictions.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the mood and mental state of a person when taking a drug.
  2. continuous use changes brain chemistry to the point that the same dose suddenly starts causing a more intense reaction. The user becomes more sensitive to the drug's effects as use continues.
  3. consists of objective physical signs that are directly observable during withdrawal; e.g., seizures, sweating, goose bumps, vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors.
  4. a description for the instant effects of volatile solvents.
  5. spray paint containing toluene and abused as an inhalant.

5 True/False questions

  1. "huffing"heroin or any psychoactive drug.


  2. autoreceptora device for measuring the size of the pupil that is used to detect drug use.


  3. Conquistadorsthe soldiers who accompanied Spanish explorers and missionaries, mostly to the Americas, to search for wealth and to exploit and colonize new territories.


  4. dehydrationa drug that eases anxiety and relaxes the body and mind; also called "tranquilizers" and "muscle relaxants."


  5. Xanax® (alprazolam)low THC content species.