Standardized Field Sobriety Test Course
Session 1 - Introduction
Glossary of Terms
Common term for the Cannabis Sativa plant. Usually refers to the dried leaves of
the plant. This is the most common form of the cannabis category.
A drug containing a synthetic form of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Marinol
belongs to the cannabis category of drugs, but marinol is not produced from any
species of cannabis plant.
The sum of all chemical processes that take place in the body as they relate to
the movements of nutrients in the blood after digestion, resulting in growth,
energy, release of wastes, and other body functions. The process by which the
body, using oxygen, enzymes and other internal chemicals, breaks down
ingested substances such as food and drugs so they may be consumed and
eliminated. Metabolism takes place in two phases. The first step is the
constructive phase (anabolism) where smaller molecules are converted to larger
molecules. The second steps is the destructive phase (catabolism) where large
molecules are broken down into smaller molecules.
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A chemical product, formed by the reaction of a drug with oxygen and/or other
substances in the body.
Abnormally constricted pupils.
Nerves that carry messages away from the brain, to be body's muscles, tissues,
and organs. Motor nerves are also known as efferent nerves.
Rigid muscle tone.
Abnormally dilated pupils.