Flashcards in Drugs Deck (21):
Substance that will alter behaviour, perceptions, or mood
Need to take more of the substance and if discontinued, withdrawal will occur.
Being unable to discontinue taking Advil without having withdrawals
Discomfort that follows discontinuing a drug
Having headaches from not drinking caffeine
Reduced response to a drug prompting the user to increase the dosage to achieve the effects from the smaller dosage
Drinking and eventually being able drink many beers without effects
Central nervous system
Brain and spinal cord
Chemical messengers that cross the synaptic gap to send information to the next neuron.
Pony express mailing
Gap between the sending neuron and the receiving neuron
Ocean between land
Drugs that reduce neural activity and slow body function.
Sedatives that depress the activity of the central nervous system, reducing anxiety but impairing memory.
Like a knockout drug or something
Drugs that have the same effect as barbiturates but with less side effects
Suppress neural activity and temporarily lessen pain and anxiety
Strong sedative and pain relieving drug
Similar to anesthesia
Natural chemicals act as a pain killer
Natural morphine. Runner's high. Have experienced this a few times.
Drugs that excite neural activity and speed up body function
Coffee, soda, chocolate, tea
Drugs that speed up the body functions associated with energy and mood changes
Distort perceptions and evoke sensory images in the absence of sensory input
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LSD lysergic acid diethylamide
Powerful hallucinogenic drug
Similar to a hallucination
Lower inhibitions, and greater acceptance to people