Health Test - Drug Unit
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BAC (blood alcohol content) for 21
BAC (blood alcohol content) for under 21
Explain binge drinking
5 or more drinks (men) or 4 or more drinks (women) in one sitting
Symptoms of alcohol poisoning
- passing out
- slow breathing
- vomiting while sleeping
What should be done if someone has alcohol poisoning?
- Call 911
- Don't leave them alone
- Put them on their chest or back
What is the active ingredient in marijuana?
What is a neurotransmitter?
Chemical message in the brain.
Long-term memory takes place in the ?
The feel good/pleasure neurotransmitter is ?
What does the hypothalamus do?
What does the cerebellum do?
- motor coordination
What does the amygdala do?
- noticing differences
- novelty threshold
What is a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Causing something to happen by believing it will come true.
What's the percent of teens that smoke cigarettes monthly?
What's the percentage of teens that smoke marijuana monthly?
What is a gateway drug?
a drug that may lead to use of other drugs
Family Roles - Describe a Chief Enabler?
helps other users use
Family Roles - Describe a hero?
- preferred child
- good grades
Family Roles - Describe a scapegoat?
- bad grades
Family Roles - Describe a lost child?
Family Roles - Describe a mascot?
How does a joint compare to cigarettes in terms of carbon monoxide?
1 joint = 5 cigarettes
How does a joint compare to a cigarette in regards to damage of the lining of the airways?
1 joint = 10 cigarettes
The addictive ingredient in a cigarette is what?
A smoke loses how many minutes of life with each cigarette?
What is a brain cell called?
What is a carcinogen?
cancer causing substance
How many carcinogens are in tobacco?
What does it mean to enable a drug user?
help user to use
What percent of smokers want to quit?
What is tolerance and how does this happen in the brain?
- Tolerance is when you don't get the same high feeling anymore.
- It's when too much dopamine in the brain causes the receptors to become numb.
What is neuroadaptation and what does this lead to in a drug user?
Neuroadaptation is when more receptors are made that crave dopamine. This leads to addiction.
Drugs can cause depression. What changes in the brain with drug use that leads to depression?
Depression is caused when the brain is not making enough dopamine.
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