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A state of overwhelming obsession or physical need to continue the use of a drug or agent.
addiction
A substance that is used to neutralize or counteract a poison.
antidote
A severe withdrawal syndrome seen in alcoholics who are deprived of ethyl alcohol; characterized by restlessness, fever, sweating, disorientation, agitation, and convulsions; can be fatal if untreated.
delirium tremens (DTs)
Vomiting.
emesis
An agent that produces false perceptions in any one of the five senses.
hallucinogen
Vomiting blood
hematemesis
A sleep-inducing effect or agent.
hypnotic
Swallowing; taking a substance by mouth
ingestion
Any drug or agent with actions similar to morphine.
opioids
A substance whose chemical action could damage structures or impair function when introduced into the body.
poison
A substance that decreases activity and excitement.
sedative
An agent that produces an excited state.
stimulant
The knowing misuse of any substance to produce some desired effect.
substance abuse
The need for increasing amounts of a drug to obtain the same effect.
tolerance
A poison or harmful substance produced by bacteria, animals, or plants
toxin
Vomited material
vomitus
Biological, chemical, and nuclear warfare mediums used for mass destruction, more prevalent in wartime and more closely associated with the military.
weapons of mass destruction