DSP3 ESS2

DSP3 ESS2 - ESS 2 Lecture Its possible to be physically dependent on drugs without being addicted and in some special circumstances to be an addict

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ESS 2 – 1/12/11 Lecture It’s possible to be physically dependent on drugs , without being addicted , and in some special circumstances, to be an addict without being physically dependent Vocabulary o Tolerance: Develops when the response to the same dose of a drug decreases with repeated use One must increase the dose to elicit the same response (will develop tolerance to most drugs) Downers and opiates: often build tolerance to these rapidly o Drug Disposition tolerance: Referring to the rate at which the body disposes a drug o Behavioral tolerance: People learn to control some drug effects that originally were destructing/disruptive o Rebound effect: Symptoms are nearly opposite to the effect of the drug (withdrawals) o Reverse tolerance: Drug user has same response to lower dose of a drug Age, Health, Sensitivity all affect reverse tolerance o Cross tolerance: Person has tolerance to one drug, he will also show tolerance to other drug Important Vocabulary (look at for midterm #1)
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course ESS 20305 taught by Professor Powell during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.

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DSP3 ESS2 - ESS 2 Lecture Its possible to be physically dependent on drugs without being addicted and in some special circumstances to be an addict

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