Health Vocab Lesson 27
Terms in this set (19)
is a drug in certain beverages that slows down the central nervous system and harms body organs.
Blood Alcohol Concentration
is the amount of alcohol in a person's blood.
is the process by which alcohol is changed to carbon dioxide and water.
is an enzyme the liver needs in order to oxidize or break down alcohol for excretion.
is the body system that contains cells and organs that fight disease.
is the inflamation of the pancreas.
is a disease in which the body produces little or no insulin.
is a disease in which the liver tissue is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
Fetal Alcohol Synodrome
is the presence of severe birth defects in babies born to mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy.
is brain impairment with overall intellectual decline.
is a pattern of drinking that produces difficulties in a person's life.
is a person who causes problems for himself or herself, or others when drinking.
is a disease in which there is physical and psychological dependence on alcohol.
is a period in which a person cannot remember what has happened.
is a person who knowingly or unknowingly supports the harmful behavior of another person.
is a mental disorder in which a person denies feelings and begins to cope in harmful ways.
is a self-help treatment group in which people with alcoholism attend meetings and support each other to keep from drinking and to choose healthful behavior.
is a support group for family members and friends of people with alcoholism and/or other addictions.
is a support group for young people who have been affected by the behavior of someone with alcoholism and/or another addiction.