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Glossary for Marijuana abuse

  • Alcohol Withdrawal: Symptoms that occur when alcohol consumption is discontinued or reduced. Symptoms may vary depending on the level of dependence.
  • Amnesia: Memory loss
  • Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension, and fear without apparent stimulus that is associated sometime with somatic responses
  • Apathy: When an individual has a lack of feeling and emotion
  • Automobile accidents injury: An injury caused by the mechanism of a car accident
  • Bronchitis: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea and the large and small bronchi within the lungs become inflamed
  • Cannabis dependence: Addiction to the illicit drug cannabis.
  • Concentration difficulty: Reduced concentration ability or lack of concentration
  • Coordination problems: Symptoms affecting physical coordination.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • 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.
  • Learning disabilities: Various developmental problems impairing learning or schooling.
  • Low libido: Reduced sexual drive or desire.
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
  • Mania: Inappropriate euphoric mood
  • Memory problems: Memory problems are difficulties with recalling people, places, names, events and other points.
  • Menstrual irregularities: Any condition that is associated with the female menstrual cycle
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Psychological disorders: Any condition that affects ones mind
  • Psychosis: Mental loss of connection with reality
  • Psychotic symptoms: Any symptoms which occur during a psychotic episode
  • Reduced sperm count: A reduction in the normal sperm count of a males semen
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterized by hallucinations and delusional beliefs where a person is unable to distinguish between reality and imagination. The condition tends to have a chronic nature and can be severely debilitating if treatment isn't sought.
  • Seizures -- intellectual deficit due to hydroxylysinuria: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Short-term memory loss: A condition which is characterized by the loss of a persons short term memory
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes


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