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A chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain.
Drug-induced growth or thickening of the body's nonreproductive tract tissuesincluding skeletal muscle, bones, the larynx, and vocal cordsand a decrease in body fat.
A group of medications that reduce pain.
A drugs effects upon the growth of the male reproductive tract and the development of male secondary sexual characteristics.
A group of medications used in treating depressive disorders.
The heart and blood vessels.
A chemical substance formed in glands in the body and carried by the blood to organs and tissues, where it influences function, structure, and behavior.
The muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments.
An inactive substance (pill, liquid, etc.), which is administered to a comparison group, as if it were therapy, but which has no therapeutic value other than to serve as a negative control.
Hormones that are found in higher quantities in one sex than in the other. Male sex hormones are the androgens, which include testosterone; and the female sex hormones are the estrogens and progesterone.
Symptoms that occur after chronic use of an addictive drug is reduced or stopped.
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