The Medical Guide


Medical Terms and Glossary

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PMA Class A Drug.
PMA affects the body's temperature control and as it is stronger than Ecstasy the risk of overheating is much greater.
Users require immediate help if they feel their temperature soaring on the dance floor and anyone with a heart condition, blood pressure problems, epilepsy or asthma can have a very dangerous reaction to the drug.
Frequent use can also bring on paranoia and depression.
Pertussis Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly infectious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. It is spread by droplet infection, and has an incubation period of seven to ten days.
The most recognisable symptom is an irritating cough that develops into coughing fits.
In young infants, the characteristic ‘whoop’ may never develop and coughing spasms may be followed by periods of apnoea (breathing difficulty).
Immunisation for pertussis was introduced in the 1950s.
Pipes In the Uk it is illegal for retailers to sell tobacco to anyone under 16.
Nicotine addiction can develop quite rapidly and regular smokers often feel anxious and irritable if unable to smoke. Smoking can restrict growth in young people.
Other chemicals in tobacco cause lung cancer and stomach diseases, heart disease, circulation problems, wrinkled skin and premature ageing.
Plague Plague is a specific zoonosis (a disease transmissible from animals to humans) involving rodents and fleas.
They can transfer the bacterial infection, Yersinia pestis, to animals and humans.
Polio Polio, or poliomyelitis, is an acute illness brought on when one of three types of polio virus (1, 2, and 3) invades the gastro-intestinal tract.
The virus has an affinity for nervous tissue, and can cause paralysis if it reaches the central nervous system. Its incubation period is 3-21 days.
Poppers Prescription-only medicine.
Headaches, nausea, and bulging eyes. If spilled it can burn the skin and may be fatal if swallowed. People with anaemia, glaucoma and breathing or heart problems are most at risk.
Regular use can lead to tolerance (greater amount needed to produce same effect) and an increase in risks listed above.

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