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Check Your Vocabulary
You will next be reading The Truth About Heroin booklet. Before you begin, check your understanding of the following words that have to do with heroin:
The word additive means:
Additive means: A substance added to another to alter or improve it in some way, such as to change the color or texture of food.
The word AIDS means:
AIDS means: A disease that destroys the natural system of protection that the body uses against other diseases. (short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
The word collapsed veins means:
Collapsed veins means: Damage caused by repeated injections into veins (in the arms or other areas of the body) using needles.
The word cut means:
Cut means: To add a substance to another, especially to a drug or an alcoholic drink, usually to make it weaker or cheaper
The word tuberculosis means:
Tuberculosis means: An infectious disease affecting the lungs and other organs.