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Carbon monoxide
substance in tobacco that kills
nicotine
addictive agent in tobacco
tar
a thick, black, sticky, dark fluid found in cigarettes
Carcinogens
the cancer causing agents found in tobacco
Leukoplakia
thickened, white, leathery spots found on the inside of a smokeless tobacco user’s mouth
withdrawal
a condition characterized by nervousness, moodiness, and sleeplessness by a person who gives up a substance who is physiologically dependant on it
Addiction
a physiological or psychological dependence upon a drug
Stimulant
a type of drug that increases the action of the central nervous system
Depressant
a type of drug that decreases the action of the central nervous system
Cirrhosis
when liver tissue is replaced by scar tissue
Fermentation
chemical process in which yeast actions on sugar and spices produce alcohol
Oxidation
the process of changing alcohol to water, carbon dioxide and energy
Proof
the indicator of the concentration of alcohol in a beverage
Ethanol
the type of alcohol found in beer, wine, and liquor
Multiplier effects
the effects of mixing drugs and medicines with alcohol
DUI
law in the state of Virginia when you get caught drinking under the influence
Zero tolerance
if you are a teenager if you aren’t at the legal drinking age you will lose your license
Alcoholism
addiction to alcohol
Fetal alcohol syndrome
birth defects to the fetus when the mother consumes alcohol during pregnancy
Marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol
known as gateway drugs they lead to other drugs
Physiological dependence
the chemical need for a drug
Tolerance
a need for larger doses of a drug in order to achieve the same effect
Psychological dependence
the belief that a drug is needed in order to feel good
Psychoactive
drugs that effect the central nervous system and cause mental or behavioral changes
Ecstasy
the date rate drug; the addictive chemical in it is MDMA
Flashback
Reoccurrence of the effect of a drug often associated with LSD, PCP, and MDMA
Crack
a smokeable form of cocaine that originated in the 1980’s
Tranquilizer
drugs that slow down the central nervous system, relax muscles, relieve tension, and may bring sleep
Inhalants
substances with fumes that are sniffed to give a hallucinogenic effect (kills brain cells)
Designer drugs
drugs that resemble the action but not the chemical makeup of a drug
Anabolic steroid
synthetic derivatives of the male hormone testosterone
Marijuana
the addictive agent THC- level of the addictive agent which causes you to get high and can be stimulant or depressant most abused drug in our society
Hashish
dark brown resin found at the top of a cannabis plant (marijuana)
Cocaine
rich man’s drug, stimulant
Heroin
you can snort, inject, or smoke it