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Which system in the body does psychoactive drugs affect?


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Psychoactive drugs affect the brain, which is a part of the nervous system.


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Legal medications that can affect the circulatory system include antihypertensives like calcium channel blockers and vasodilators like nitroglycerine. Illegal drugs that affect your circulatory system include cocaine and amphetamines.

It means that like if you take drugs it can mess up your lungs,heart,and other things in the human body system.

they make your body work faster or slower, they damage your nervous system

There are many drugs that can slow down the body but they don't come into affect immediately

Drugs can affect your body in number of ways. Drugs most likely affects you brain and brain cells. Drugs can also affect your kidneys, heart, and even your appearance. In the end it is not worth even trying drugs. It depends on what kind of drug but most drugs affect what I just stated above.

Psychoactive drugs that temporarily diminish the function of a specific part of the body or mind. Examples include anxiolysis, sedation, and hypotension.

Yes, heroin is a psychoactive drug. The DEA classifies it as a "Schedule-1" drug which also includes hallucinogenics as LSD, PCP, etc. Pharmacologically, heroin and methadone are both "pro-drugs" which metabolize to opiate-like molecules like morphine in the body. Note that the term "psychoactive" does not medically indicate a drug of an illegal or recreational nature. Many Schedule 2,3,4 drugs are also psychoactive in nature, and include morphine, Demerol, Xanax, codeine, barbiturates like Seconal, Talwin, etc. This is simply a term that describes these agents as having a pronounced stimulant or inhibitory effect on the CNS (central nervous system) in the body.

drugs that affect our thinking and changes our body

All drugs affect the functioning of the body.

In it, drugs circulate throughout the whole body

Pharmacology is the study of drugs and how they interact with the human body. More specifically how drugs affect normal body functions.

Your mind is affected by drug abuse. Some drugs affect the part of your brain that makes decisions.

That when the drug goes in the body, the nervous system detected so it takes it and send some things to the brain.

Marijuana is neither a stimulant nor a depressant; it is a mild hallucinogen. Therefore, it does not affect the heart or central nervous system, the way most other drugs do. Its physical effects on the body are minimal.

They kill alot of your cells

thingds that are not very nice....

A broken bone in the human body will affect the skeletal system.

Yes, any substance that is harmful to your body will affect your chakras.

long term use kind of makes you look like a crack addict but short term would be whatever you do to yourself when your on it i suppose

melanoma can affect the every system in your body because you are dying!:/

Any Psychoactive substance. It can be anything from caffeine to PCP. A Substance that chemically will affect the mind of body is known as a Psychoactive substance. The largest, oldest, most up-to-date database on all psychoactive substances can be found at for further information on these substances. Hope this answers your question. Have fun and stay safe! -Patrick (Future Pharmaceutical tech)

Smoking can affect all the organs of the body system.

This is dopamine. This neurotransmitter is responsible for the feelings of happiness and pleasure in your body so stimulating it can lead to addiction.

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