Chapter 17-Preventing Drug Abuse (Health Vocabulary)
Terms in this set (30)
Legal drugs that help the body fight injury, illness, or disease.
Over the counter drug
Medicine that is sold legally in pharmacies and other stores without a doctors permission.
Drug that can be obtained only with a written order from a doctor and can be purchased only at a pharmacy.
A chemical substance that people of any age may not lawfully manufacture, process, buy, or sell.
Improper use of medicines-either prescription or over the counter drugs.
A drug is intentionally used improperly or unsafely.
A mood-altering drug.
An unwanted physical or mental effect caused by a drug.
Occurs when each drugs effect is canceled out or reduced by the other.
Occurs when drugs interact to produce effects greater than those that each drug would produce alone.
Psychoactive drug that slows the brain and body.
Class of depressants. Also know as sedative-hypnotics.
Any drug made from psychoactive compounds contained in the seed pods of poppy plants.
Illegal opiate made from morphine in a lab.
A drug that speeds up activities of the central nervous system.
Group of powerful stimulants.
Powerful but short-acting stimulants.
Drug that distorts perception, thought, and mood.
Leaves, stems, and flowering tops of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
Used in clubs; highly unpredictable effects.
Breathable chemical vapor that produces mind-altering effects.
To make numb. Used for sleeping problems and it cuts brain activity.
High/buzz that goes along with drug.
Are narcotics used for medical use?
Cramps, shivers, sweat and loss of sense of smell.
Physical signs of narcotics
Reduced tension and anxiety.
Psychological signs of narcotics
Syringes or snorting.
Method of administration for narcotics
Yes but morphine is used for medical use too. Morphine is addictive and relieves intense pain.
Are heorin and morphine illegal in the US?
Drowsiness, slurred speech, slowed pulse, difficulty walking, apathy.
Short term effects of narcotics
Convulsions, decreased phys. Activity, coma, death.
Long term effects of narcotics