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Glossary of AP psych Ch. 7 Vocab

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DEPRESSANTS
"DOWNERS" - CALM NEURAL ACTIVITITY AND SLOW BODY FUNCTIONS
STIMULANTS
"UPPERS" - TEMPORARILY EXCITE NEURAL ACTIVITY AND AROUSE BODY FUNCTIONS
HALLUCINOGENS
DISTORT PERFECPTIONS AND EVOKE SENSORYIMAGES IN THE ABSENCE OF SENSORY INPUT
BARBITURATES
DEPRESSANT.

TRANQUILIZRS & SLEEPING PILLS; ; ACITIVITY OF THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, REDUCING ANXIETY BUT IMPAIRING MEMORY AND JUDGEMENT
OPIATES
OPIUM AND IT'S DERIVATIVES SUCH AS MORPHINE AND HEROIN; DEPRESS NEURAL ACTIVITY, TEMPORARILY LESSENING PAIN AND ANXIETY
AMPHETAMINES
drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded up body functions and associated enegy and mood changes

STIMULANT.
LSD
a powerful hallucinogenic drug; aka Acid.

HALLUCINOGEN
ECSTASY
TRIGGERS RELEASE OF DOPAMINE; RELEASES STORED SEROTONIN AND BLOCKS ITS REABSORPTION

STIMULANT AND MILD HALLUCINOGEN
ALCOHOL
EFFECTS JUDGEMENT AND MEMORY; MAKES PEOPLE LESS SHY


DEPRESSANT.
HEROIN
RUSH OF EUPHORIA; RELIEF FROM PAIN BUT DEPRESSEED PHYSIOLOGY AND AGNOZING WITHDRAWL

OPIATE.
CAFFEINE
INCREASES ALERTNESS AND WAKEFULNESS; BUT CAUSES ANXIETY, RESTLESSNESS, AND INSOMINIA, ALSO UNCOMFORTABLE WITHDRAWAL

STIMULANT.
NICOTINE
AROUSAL AND RELAXTION; A SENSE OF WELL BEING; BUT CANCER AND HEART DISEASE

STIMULANT.
COCAINE
RUSH OF EUPHORIA, CONFIDENCE, ENERGY

STIMULANT
PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG
ANYTYPE OF DRUG THAT CHANGES PERCEPTION

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