Flashcards in Chapter 19 Toxicology Deck (18):
Agents that produce false perceptions in any one of the five senses.
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 tremens (DTs)
The need for increasing amounts of a drug to obtain the same effect.
Any drug or agent with actions similar to morphine.
A poison or harmful substance produced by bacteria, animals, or plants.
A sleep-inducing effect or agent.
Swallowing; taking a substance by mouth.
A state of overwhelming obsession or physical need to continue the use of a drug or agent.
The misuse of any substance to produce some desired effect.
The study of toxic or poisonous substances.
An agent that produces an excited state.
An excessive quantity of a drug which, when taken or administered, can have toxic or lethal consequences.
A substance that decreases activity and excitement.
A substance whose chemical action could damage structures or impair function when introduced into the body.
A substance that is used to neutralize or counteract a poison.