Drug Addiction And Its Effects On The Central Nervous System

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1. Define: drug, drug addiction, narcotic drugs, depressants, stimulants, opioids, cannabinols, hallucinogens, inhalants and over the counter drugs. • Drug; Natural or synthetic substance introduced into de body produces on alterations of the SNC of the individual and is susceptible to create psychological, physical or both.. • Drug addiction: is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication when you are addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes drug addiction. • Narcotic drugs: any of a class of substances that blunt the senses, as opium, morphine, belladonna, and alcohol, that in large quantities produce euphoria, stupor , or coma , that when used constantly can cause habituation or addiction, and that are use in medicine to relieve pain , cause sedation , and induce sleep. • Depressants: a drug that slows the activity of vital organs of the body, depressants acting on the central nervous system. • Stimulants: are psychoactive drugs that induce temporary improvents in either mental or physical functions or both. • Opioids: any synthetic narcotic that has opiate- like activities but is not derived from opium. • Cannabinols: are the generic name used to refer to many psychoactive preparations of the plant Cannabis Sativa (marijuana). • Hallucinogens: any drug that induces hallucinations, from natural or synthetic origin, these drugs affects the perceptions, sensations, emotions, and cognitive

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