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Amphetamines

a drug that causes the nervous system to become more active so that a person feels
more energy and mental excitement

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Cannabis

any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive

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Carcinogens

a substance that can cause cancer

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Dopamine

neurotransmitter that is responsible for pleasure impulses in the brain

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Ecstasy

illegal drug that causes extreme feelings of pleasure and increased sensory perception.

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Emphysema

a disease in which the lungs become stretched (alveolar sacs) and breathing becomes difficult

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Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)

illegal barbiturate that causes severe neurological symptoms and amnesia and is use by sexual predators as a date rape drug

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GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate)

is a depressant of the central nervous system, and that is used illicitly to produce sedative and euphoric effects and is a known date rape drug that some also use recreationally to cause impairment.

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Ketamine

a general anesthetic that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly and that is used illicitly usually by being inhaled in powdered form especially for the dreamlike or hallucinogenic state it produces (slang special K)

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LSD (d-lysergic acid diethylamide)

a semisynthetic illicit organic compound derived from ergot (fungus) that induces extreme sensory distortions, altered perceptions of reality, and intense emotional states, that may also produce delusions or paranoia, and that may sometimes cause panic reactions in response to the effects experienced

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Narcotic

(opiate) a drug (as opium or morphine) that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions

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Nicotine

a poisonous and highly addictive alkaloid that is the chief active ingredient in tobacco and that is used as an insecticide

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PCP (phencyclidine)

used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a veterinary anesthetic and sometimes illicitly as a psychedelic drug —called also angel dust, PCP

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Psychotropic

having an effect on how the mind works

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Tolerance

your body's ability to become adjusted to something (such as a drug) so that its effects are experienced less strongly