Flashcards - Addictive Behaviors and Drug Use

Flashcards - Addictive Behaviors and Drug Use
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inhalant
Inhalants are a broad range of intoxicative drugs whose gases or volatile vapors are breathed in via the nose or mouth
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addictive behavior
An addictive behavior is a behavior, or a stimulus related to a behavior , that is both rewarding and reinforcing, and is associated with the development of an addiction
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stimulant
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both
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hallucinogen
A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent which can cause hallucinations, perceptual anomalies, and other substantial subjective changes in thoughts, emotion, and consciousness
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neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters, also known as chemical messengers, are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission
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central nervous system
The central nervous system is the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
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central nervous system
The central nervous system is the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters, also known as chemical messengers, are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission
hallucinogen
A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent which can cause hallucinations, perceptual anomalies, and other substantial subjective changes in thoughts, emotion, and consciousness
stimulant
Stimulants are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical functions or both
addictive behavior
An addictive behavior is a behavior, or a stimulus related to a behavior , that is both rewarding and reinforcing, and is associated with the development of an addiction
inhalant
Inhalants are a broad range of intoxicative drugs whose gases or volatile vapors are breathed in via the nose or mouth
compulsions
Compulsive behavior is defined as performing an act persistently and repetitively without it necessarily leading to an actual reward or pleasure
impulse
In classical mechanics, impulse is the integral of a force, F, over the time interval, t, for which it acts
narcotic
The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with sleep-inducing properties
inhalation
Inhalation happens when oxygen from the air enters the lungs
necrotizing fasciitis
Necrotising fasciitis , commonly known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of the body's soft tissue
tachycardia
Tachycardia, also called tachyarrhythmia, is a heart rate that exceeds the normal resting rate
vasoconstriction
Vasoconstriction is the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contraction of the muscular wall of the vessels, in particular the large arteries and small arterioles

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