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Simple Terms to learn about effect of drugs on CNS

- Sedation : Reduction of anxiety
- Addiction : The state of response to a drug whereby the drug taker feels compelled to use the drug and suffers anxiety when separated from it
- Anesthesia : Loss of consciousness associated with absence of response to pain
- Anxiolytic : A drug that reduces anxiety, a sedative
- Dependence : The state of response to a drug whereby removal of the drug evokes unpleasant, possibly life-threatening symptoms, often the opposite of the drug's effects
- Hypnosis : Induction of sleep
- REM : sleep Phase of sleep associated with rapid eye movements; most dreaming takes place during REM sleep
- Tolerance : Reduction in drug effect requiring an increase in dosage to maintain the same response

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