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HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Liver Disease, Cardiomyopathy
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Chapter 9 continued Driving under the influence About one third of all traffic crash fatalities are linked to alcohol use Risk of a fatal crash is dose related Single vehicle fatalities are more likely ...

General Health Studies
HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Distilled Beverage, Rectified Spirit, List Of Gasoline Additives
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Chapter 9: Alcohol Alcohol Worlds most important psychoactive drug Alcoholic beverages have been consumed for thousands of years, perhaps as far back as 8000 BC A central nervous system depressan...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Rebound Effect, Eszopiclone, Nonbenzodiazepine
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Chapter 7 Continued Beneficial uses As sleeping pills o Taking a large enough dose of a hypnotic drug helps a person get to sleep more quickly o Insomnia is a common complaint, ...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Lamotrigine, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Phenothiazine
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Chapter 8 continued Antipsychotics: treatment considerations Treatment with antipsychotics found to be more effective than a placebo Patients relapse when therapy is discontinued Two groups of antipsych...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Antipsychotic, Insulin Shock Therapy, Phenothiazine
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Chapter 8: Medication for mental disorders Mental disorders: the medical model Model: symptoms diagnosis determination of cause treatment cure Criticisms of model: o Usually, the only symptoms of m...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Coca Wine, Ephedra, Nicotine
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Chapter 6: Stimulants Stimulants • Ma Huang- plant based source of stimulants • Stimulants are substances that keep a person going mentally and physically • Cocaine and amphetamine are restricted stimulant...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Nasal Administration, Corn Flakes
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Chapter 6 Continued Amphetamine absorption and elimination • Peak effects o 1.5 hours after oral ingestion o 15-30 minutes after intranasal administration o 5-10 minutes following in...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Cocaine Intoxication, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocaethylene
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Chapter 6 Continued Forms of cocaine • Coca paste o Crude (raw) extract created during the manufacture of cocaine o Can be mixed with tobacco and smoked • Cocaine hydrochloride ...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Intramuscular Injection, Subcutaneous Injection, Drug Delivery
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Time dependent factors • Drugs vary in the timing of the onset, duration, and termination of their effects • The time course of a drug depends on how the drug is administered, how rapidly is it absorbed, ...

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Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Somatic Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, Spinal Cord
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Chapter 4 continued… The Nervous System • Somatic nervous system o Sensory information o Voluntary actions • Autonomic nervous system (ANS) o Sympathetic branch o Pa...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Neurotransmission, Resting Potential, Electrochemical Gradient
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Chapter 4 continued… Components of the nervous system • Glial cells o Provide firmness and structure to the brain o Specialized cell o Get nutrients into the system o Eli...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Buprenorphine, Alprazolam, Clonazepam
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Chapter 3 Continued… Schedules • Schedule I o Currently accepted as having no accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a hi...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: New Drug Application, Harrison Narcotics Tax Act
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Chapter 3 continued… Issues leading to legislation • Fraud in patent medicines that were sold directly to the public o False therapeutic claims o Habit forming drug content • In the early ...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Reformism, Homicide, Dysfunctional Family
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Chapter 2 Continued Exam 1 Thursday 9/28- tentative date Is there an “addictive personality?” • Some people try drugs and become addicted for life; some don’t. Personality? • No way to know if the drug or the ...

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HHE 378
Michelle Harcrow
HHE 378 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders, Psychological Dependence, Biology Of Depression
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Substance Dependence • Three basic processes o Tolerance o Physical dependence o Psychological dependence Tolerance • Diminished effect on the body after repeated use of the sa...

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Michelle Harcrow

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