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an analytical method for identifying a substance by exposing it to a specific type of electromagnetic radiation
tests to identify specific substances by the color a morphology of crystals formed when the substance is mixed with specific reagents
an analgesic or pain-killing substance that depresses vital body functions shch as blood pressure, pulse rate, and breathing rate
A natural or synthetic substance that is used to produce physiological or psychological effects in humans or other higher-order animals
also known and downers because they relax the user, create a sense of wellbeing and produce sleep
a group of synthetic stimulants that share a similar chemical structure and are known as uppers of speed
list some psychological reasons for drug use?
desire to create a sence of well being, to escape from reality, seek relief from personal problems and stressful situations, and sustin a physical and emotial state that permits an improved level of performance.
list some withdrawal symptoms linked with physical dependence of a drug?
body chills, vomiting, stomach cramps, convulsions, insomnia, pain, hallucinations
how can marijuana be used for medical benefit?
the reduction of excessive eye pressure in glaucoma and the lessening of nausea caused by powerful anticancer drugs
what makes PCP so dangerous?
severe depression, tendencies toward violence, suicide, and it can cause schizophrenic behavior
what damage can huffing do to the human body?
liver, heart, and brain damage, also risk of immediate death
why do many people use cocaine?
to increase productivity at work and to keep going when they are tired
why are anabolic steroids so dangerous?
masculinizing effect in females, infertility, an diminished sex drive in males. for teenagers, result in premature halting of bone growth, and they are associated with anger issues
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