EMT CHAPTER 17

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  1. delirium tremens (DTs) --
    A severe withdrawal syndrome seen in alcoholics who are deprived of ethyl alcohol; characterized by restlessness, fever, sweating, disorientation, agitation, and seizures; can be fatal if untreated.
  2. addiction --
    A state of overwhelming obsession or physical need to continue the use of a drug or agent.
  3. antidote --
    A substance that is used to neutralize or counteract a poison.
  4. emesis --
    Vomiting.
  5. hallucinogens -
    - Agents that produce false perceptions in any one of the five senses
  6. hematemesis -
    - Vomiting blood.
  7. hypnotic -
    - A sleep-inducing effect or agent.
  8. ingestion -
    - Swallowing; taking a substance by mouth.
  9. opioids -
    - Any drug or agent with actions similar to morphine.
  10. poison --
    A substance whose chemical action could damage structures or impair function when introduced into the body.
  11. sedative
    -- A substance that decreases activity and excitement.
  12. stimulant -
    - An agent that produces an excited state.
  13. substance abuse -
    - The misuse of any substance to produce some desired effect.
  14. tolerance -
    - The need for increasing amounts of a drug to obtain the same effect.
  15. toxin
    -- A poison or harmful substance.
  16. vomitus
    -- Vomited material

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