Neuroscience Test 2 Ch 15 vocabulary

Neuroscience Test 2 Ch 15 vocabulary - Colbie Cross...

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Colbie Cross Cross 1 Neuroscience 2-28-08 Test # 2 Chapter 15 Vocabulary 1.) Psychoactive drugs - drugs that influence subjective experience and behavior by acting on the nervous system. 2.) Drug metabolism - the conversion of a drug from its active version to a nonactive form. 3.) Drug tolerance - a state of decreased sensitivity to a drug that develops as a result of exposure to the drug. 4.) Cross tolerance - tolerance to the effects of one drug that develops as the result of exposure to another drug that acts by the same mechanism. 5.) Drug sensitization - an increase in the sensitivity to a drug effect that develops as the result of exposure to the drug. 6.) Metabolic tolerance - tolerance that results from a reduction in the amt. of a drug getting to its sites of action. 7.) Functional tolerance - tolerance resulting from a reduction in the reactivity of the nervous system (or other sites of action) to a drug. 8.) Withdrawal syndrome - the illness brought on by the elimination from the body of a drug on which the person is physically dependent. 9.) Physically dependent - being in a state in which the discontinuation of drug taking will induce withdrawal reactions.
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Colbie Cross Cross 2 Neuroscience 2-28-08 10.) Addicts -habitual drug users who continue to use a drug despite its adverse effects on their health and social life and despite their repeated efforts to stop using it. 11.) Psychological dependence - presumed cause of any compulsive drug taking that occurs in the absence of physical dependence. 12.) Contingent drug tolerance - drug tolerance that develops as a reaction to the experience of the effects of drugs rather than to drug exposure alone. 13.)
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course NEUROSCI 1306 taught by Professor Granados,keele,weaver,patton during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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