Chemicals and the Body

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Communication and Structure Chemicals and the Body
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Chemicals and the Body Agonists- Drugs that mimic a neurotransmitter. Antagonists- Drugs that stop a neurotransmitter.
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Chemicals and the Body Psychoactive Drug : A drug capable of influencing perception, mood, cognition, or behavior. Methods of getting a drug into the body: Via Inhalation Nasal Cavity Lungs Smoked Via Injection Subcutaneous Intraparatineal Intravenous Intramuscular Via Absorption Skin Mouth Anal Cavity ( intestines ) Via Ingestion
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Fat Soluble: Stored- Bodies fat tissues Fat deposits Liver Storage methods make these substances potentially poisons. Potential to build up to harmful levels in the body Active in the brain because they bind to fats. Water Soluble: Not easily stored. Used the moment they enter the body.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2301 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Fall '12 term at Collins.

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