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Homework Help: Health

Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 12:36am.

3. All drugs are not medicines because not all drugs are used to cure, prevent, of treat illness or discomfort. In fact, some drugs possess mind-altering effects that have no medical purpose such as drugs of abuse, which alters the manner in which the brain functions in means that are not healthy. For example, a person may partake of drugs of abuse to change how he or she feels or how he or she senses the world. However, these drugs that dramatically change your mood can be very dangerous. Over time, any drug that affects the brain can lead to changes in its structure and function. This can lead to permanent changes in behavior and serious long-term health problem.
4. Three key characteristics of good medicine are effectiveness, safety, and minor side effects.
5. All medicines and drugs come from laboratories and natural resources, such as plants, animals, and fungi.
6.c. relieve pain
7. Drugs can enter the body through implanted pumps, inhalation, injection, transdermal patches, ingestion, and topical application.
8. Some drugs are called drugs of abuse because these drugs possess mind-alternating effects that have no medical purpose, which can lead to changes in the brainís structure and function. This


a.Physical dependence and withdrawal correspond with each other as withdrawal is the uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms produced when a physically dependent drug user, or a person who possesses physical dependence, stops using drugs.
b.The term drug and the term medicine both describe types of drugs. However, these types of drugs are very different. For example, the term drug is any substance that causes a change in a personís physical or psychological state, whereas the term medicine is any drug used to cure, prevent, or treat illness or discomfort.
c. Drug tolerance and addiction correspond with each other as drug tolerance, a condition in which a user needs more of a drug to feel the same effect felt when first using the drug, is one of the first steps that lead to addiction, a condition in which a person can no longer control his or her drug use.

a. Prescription
b. Psychoactive
c. Generic medicine
d. Side effect

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