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Glossary of 6.4 Vocab Psyc.

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Psychoactive Drug
Substance capable of altering attention, memory, judgement
Stimulant
Substance that INCREASED activity in the body
Depressant
Substance that DECREASES activity in the body
Physcial Dependence
Physical addiction, dependence induced by the use of a drug; drug tolerance
Withdrawl Symptoms
Physical illness and discomfort that comes with the withdrawl of a drug
Drug Tolerance
Reduction in the body's responce to a drug
Psychological Dependence
Drug dependence that is based on physical
Anhedonia
Inability to feel pressure
Caffeinism
Excessive consumption of caffeine, leading to dependence
Tranquilizer
Drug that lowers anxiety and reduces tention
Drug Interaction
Combined effect of two drugs that exeeds the addiction of one drugs effect
Binge Drinking
Consuming five(5) or more drinks in a short time
Detoxication
Withdrawl of alchohol
Hallucinogen
Substance that alters sensory impressions

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