Chapter 10: Alcohol and Tobacco
Nicotine replacement therapy treatment for nicotines addiction in which a controlled amount of nicotine is administered to gradually reduce daily nicotine use withminimul withdrawal symptoms
Binge drinking is consuming five or more drinks in a row by a man or four or more drinks in a row for a woman.
Fatty liver condition in which the liver swells withfat globules as a result of alcohol consumption
Alcoholic hepatitis inflammation of the liver as a result of alcohol consumption
Cirrhosis scaring of the liver as a result of alcohol consumptionHeavy smoker is a person who smokes more then 10 cigarettes a day
Chipper a person who smokes fewer then 10 cigarettes a day
Social smoking practice of smoking regularly but not daily,primarily in social situations
Tar thick sticky residue formed when tobacco leaves burn, containing hundreds of chemical compounds and carcinogenic substances
Nicotine primary addictive ingredient intobacco a poison and a psychoactive drug
Environmental tobacco smoke is from other peoples tobacco products; also called second hand smoke or passive smoke
Sidestream smoke is smoke coming fromthe burning end of the cigarette or cigar or the burning of tobacco in a pipe
Mainstream smoke is smoke that is inhaled and exhaled by the smoker
BAC (blood alcohol concentration) is the amountof alcohol in grams in 100 mm of blood expressed as a percentage
Acute alcohol intoxication is life-threatening blood alcohol intoxication
Woman vs. men regarding alcohol absorption women aremore susceptible to the effects of alcohol and have a higher BAC then men do after drinking the same amount. Women absorb 30% more alcohol in the bloodstream then men.
Major cause of death related toalcohol use
Lethal BAC Scientists use the term "lethal dose" (LD) to describe the blood alcohol concentration that produces death from alcohol poisoning in half the population. Most authorities...
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