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Narcotics. Essential Question. What is a narcotic and how does it affect the human body? What is a hallucinogen and how does it affect the human body?. Narcotics – specific drugs derived from the opium plant that are obtainable only by prescription legally and are used to relieve pain.

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essential question
Essential Question
  • What is a narcotic and how does it affect the human body? What is a hallucinogen and how does it affect the human body?
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Narcotics – specific drugs derived from the opium plant that are obtainable only by prescription legally and are used to relieve pain
  • relieve pain by blocking messengers to the brain
  • use can cause euphoria, drowsiness, constipation, pinpoint pupils, slow and shallow breathing, convulsions, coma, and death
  • highly addictive
  • Ex: prescription painkillers
heroin
Heroin

highly addictive narcotic

  • processed form of morphine that is injected, snorted or smoked
  • depresses the CNS
  • slows breathing and pulse
  • can cause infection of heart lining and valves
  • easily developed tolerance
  • withdrawal can be very painful
hallucinogens
Hallucinogens
  • drugs that alter moods, thoughts, and sense perceptions including vision, hearing, smell, and touch.
  • No medical use!!
  • overload the sensory controls in the brain
  • altered state can last for several hours or several days
  • effects are unpredictable
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PCP
  • distorts sense of time and space
  • increased muscles strength
  • inability to feel pain
  • flashbacks can occur
lsd acid
LSD (acid)
  • distorts sound and color
  • changes emotions
  • ranging from euphoria to panic and depression
  • flashbacks
ketamine
Ketamine
  • anesthetic mostly used on animals
  • misused as a club drug
  • snorted powder or injected
  • also smoked and cause hallucinations
mushrooms
Mushrooms
  • psilocybin
  • changes the audio, visual, and tactile senses
  • grown only in Central and South America
ecstasy and designer drugs
Ecstasy and Designer drugs
  • Designer Drugs – synthetic substances meant to imitate the effects of hallucinogens and other dangerous drugs
  • vary greatly
  • can be 100 times stronger than the drug meant to imitate
drug bingo
Drug Bingo!
  • If you think you win, you must give the definition for all 5 of your words.
  • For the first game, draw a circle in the box.
  • For the second game, draw a square in the box.
  • For the last game, shade in the box.
essential question1
Essential Question
  • What is a narcotic and how does it affect the human body? What is a hallucinogen and how does it affect the human body?
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