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Microsoft - What is a drug Use of Drugs Any substance other than food that by its chemical or physical nature alters structure or function in the

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1 Use of Drugs What is a drug? s “Any substance, other than food, that by its chemical or physical nature alters structure or function in the living organism.” s Psychoactive drugs – alter the user’s feeling, behavior, perceptions, or moods Types of Drugs s Legal or licit drugs include: • Medication prescribed by physicians • Over the counter (OTC) medications • Herbal remedies s Illegal or illicit drugs are unlawful to possess, manufacture, sell, or use Drug Misuse s Use of a drug for a purpose or by a person other than that for which/whom it was medically intended – One example would be taking your father's prescription for OxyContin (pain killer) Drug Abuse s An excessive drug use that is inconsistent with accepted medical practice – One example would be going to several physicians to receive a prescription for vicodin (pain killer) and you take three times the dose first prescribed to you Routes of Administration s Orally s Injection s Inhalation
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2 Effects of Drugs on the Brain s Many addictive drugs act on neurons in three brain structures referred to as the Pleasure
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course KINE 250 taught by Professor Jankovitz during the Spring '05 term at Cal Poly.

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