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A state of overwhelming obsession or physical need to continue the use of drug or agent

Addiction

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A substance that is used to neutralize or counteract a poison

Antidote

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A severe withdrawal syndrome seen in alcoholics who are deprived of ethyl alcohol; characterized by restlessness, fever, sweating, disorientation, agitation, and seizures; can be fatal if untreated

Delirium tremendous (DT's)

3

Vomiting

Emesis

4

Agents that produce false perceptions in any one of the five senses

Hallucinogens

5

Vomiting blood

Hematesis

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A sleep-inducing effect or agent

Hypnotic

7

Swallowing; taking a substance by mouth

Ingestion

8

Any drug or agent with actions similar to morphine

Opioids

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An excessive quantity of a drug which, when taken or administered, can have toxic or lethal consequences

Overdose

10

A substance whose chemical action could damage structures or impair function when introduced into the body

Poison

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A substance that decreases activity and excitement

Sedative

12

An agent that produces an excited state

Stimulate

13

The misuse of any substance to produce some desired effect

Substance abuse

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The need for increasing amounts of a drug to obtain the same effect

Tolerance

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The study of toxic or poisonous substances

Toxicology

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A poison or harmful substance produced by bacteria, animals, or plants

Toxin

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Vomited material

Vomitus