Flashcards - Alcohol & Tobacco Use and Personal Health

Flashcards - Alcohol & Tobacco Use and Personal Health
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alcoholic
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder , is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems
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carcinogen
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer
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secondhand smoke
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke , or environmental tobacco smoke , by persons other than the intended \"active\" smoker
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Tobacco
Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them
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neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters, also known as chemical messengers, are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission
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nervous system
The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body
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nervous system
The nervous system is the part of an animal's body that coordinates its actions and transmits signals to and from different parts of its body
neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters, also known as chemical messengers, are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission
Tobacco
Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them
secondhand smoke
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke , or environmental tobacco smoke , by persons other than the intended \"active\" smoker
carcinogen
A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer
alcoholic
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder , is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems
nicotine
Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants and is a stimulant drug
environmental tobacco smoke
Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke , or environmental tobacco smoke , by persons other than the intended "active" smoker
sidestream smoke
Sidestream smoke is smoke which goes into the air directly from a burning cigarette, cigar, or smoking pipe
drug
A drug is any substance other than food, that when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin or dissolved under the tongue causes a physiological change in the body
cirrhosis
Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage
myocardial infarction
Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction , commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow stops to a part of the heart causing damage to the heart muscle

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