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Glossary

Glossary

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  • Ecstasy (MDMA): A chemically modified amphetamine that has hallucinogenic as well as stimulant properties. [5]
  • Emphysema: A lung disease in which tissue deterioration results in increased air retention and reduced exchange of gases. The result is difficult breathing and shortness of breath. It is often caused by smoking. [3]
  • Endogenous: Something produced by the brain or body. [5]
  • Ether: A volatile liquid with a characteristic odor. Used as a medical anesthetic gas. [9]
  • Euphoria: A feeling of well-being or elation. [9]
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