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Withdrawl
the brain's response to not having the drug. Witout the drug the user does not feel well or normal
Cessation
to quit or stopo using a drug
Addiction
a fundamental change in the brain that results in uncontollable, compulsive drug-seeing use, even in the face of negative health and social consequences
Craving
the intense desirefor the pleasure produced by the drug. Cravings arise fromthe brain's need to maintain a state of balance that now includes the prescense of a drug
nerve impulse
chemical or electrical messages sent by the nerve cells
Neurotransmitters
chemical messengers which carry messages across synapse and allow neurons to communicate with other cells
Vesicle
holding container for the neurotransmitters