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Glossary for Amphetamine abuse

  • Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms that occur when alcohol consumption is discontinued or reduced. Symptoms may vary depending on the level of dependence.
  • Alertness: A state of function in which someone is watchfull
  • Amnesia: Memory loss
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Automobile accidents injury: An injury caused by the mechanism of a car accident
  • Behavioral disorders: Disorders affecting behavior and emotional wellbeing
  • Benzodiazepine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Benzodiazepine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Choreoathetosis: Choreoathetosis is the occurrence of involuntary movements in a combination of chorea and athetosis.
  • Chronic anxiety: anxiety is a feeling of apprehension or fear
  • Collapse: Physical or mental process shutdown
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Excitement: The sensation of increased anxiety and anticipation
  • Fetal Growth Retardation: Impaired growth of the fetus due to any cause. Causes include maternal cyanotic heart disease, chronic maternal hypertension, placental abnormalities and multiple births.
  • Forgetfulness: Forgetting things or loss of memory ability
  • Heart attack: Serious and often fatal acute heart condition
  • Hyperactivity: Excessive action and lack of control.
  • Hypertension: High blood pressure
  • Impaired thinking: The impairment of ones ability to think clearly
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Irregular heartbeat: An irregular beat of a persons heart
  • Mania: Inappropriate euphoric mood
  • Marijuana abuse: Illicit depressant/hallucinogenic drug
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Miscarriage: Loss of fetus without human interference
  • Panic attack: Sudden attack of unreasonable panic or fear without any real danger
  • Psychosis: Mental loss of connection with reality
  • Seizures -- intellectual deficit due to hydroxylysinuria: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Sleep disturbance: Sleeping difficulty, called insomnia, can involve difficulty falling asleep when you first go to bed at night, waking up too early in the morning, and waking up often during the night.
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Tachycardia: Excessively rapid heart beat.
  • Trismus: Inability to open the jaw.
  • Vaginal bleed in pregnancy: Vaginal bleed in pregnancy refers to blood often found on underwear, the toilet paper, in the toilet bowl or after sexual intercourse. The blood loss may or may not be accompanied by other symptoms such as pain.
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.


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