Opioids Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This naturally occurring brain chemical releases into the brain to bring about feelings of pleasure and reward:

Question 2 2. In a nerve cell, this term refers to the part that produces and sends a message:

Question 3 3. Opioids work by:

Question 4 4. Sometimes a user intentionally uses narcotic pain relievers beyond what is prescribed. This is known as:

Question 5 5. Prescription pain relievers are often prescribed for pain lasting longer than three months. This type of use has been on the rise in recent years, and has been tied to a rise in addiction rates. This type of pain is called:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a common psychological effect of narcotic drugs?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT an example of prescription drug abuse?

Question 8 8. Sometimes a user develops a physical reliance on an opioid drug, meaning the user's body develops a tolerance to the drug and requires a higher dose to achieve the desired effect. This is known as:

Question 9 9. Heroin is often sold as a powder, but sometimes it is a dark, gummy substance. This type of heroin is called:

Question 10 10. In a nerve cell, this term refers to the tiny space through which a message must travel:

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Question 11 11. Heroin abuse prevention programs typically focus on:

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT a known medical use for opioids?

Question 13 13. Prescription pain relievers are often prescribed for pain that is severe, but is limited in duration. This type of pain is called:

Question 14 14. Why is heroin so lethal?

Question 15 15. This is the primary ingredient in opium. It was first extracted for medical use in 1803, and is still known as the gold standard in pain relief today:

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Question 16 16. What are opioids?

Question 17 17. Users quickly develop a(n) _____, which means the user needs a higher dose in order to achieve the desired effect.

Question 18 18. A 'narcotic' is:

Question 19 19. This naturally occurring brain chemical releases into the brain when the body experiences pain or stress, in order to bring a calming effect:

Question 20 20. Many types of drug dependency cannot be treated through medication. However, there are several prescription medications designed to treat opioid dependency and addiction. This type of treatment is known as:

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Question 21 21. This drug was derived from opium and synthesized in the early 1900s to serve as a non-addictive substitute for heroin. It comes mainly in pill or tablet form, and is still a main source of prescription drug abuse in the U.S.:

Question 22 22. Heroin is an extremely addictive drug. Users often crave the psychological feeling, or 'high' created through the use of heroin. This feeling is known as:

Question 23 23. Heroin was originally designed to be:

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a physical sign or symptom of opioid dependence?

Question 25 25. Many narcotics users cite this particular effect as the main reason they choose to use, or abuse, narcotics:

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Question 26 26. Opiate molecules attach to:

Question 27 27. This is an ancient drug made from special poppy seed pods. It was used by early people for medicinal and ritual purposes but spread through trade routes mainly for recreational use:

Question 28 28. Heroin addiction often requires treatment that teaches the user to no longer desire to use heroin. This type of treatment is known as:

Question 29 29. Which of the following is NOT a common physical effect of narcotic drugs?

Question 30 30. One of the main reasons narcotics are highly addictive is:

Opioids Chapter Exam Instructions

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