Biology-Drugs

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  • Drugs
    • Stimulants and depressants
      • Stimulant-Caffeine, Cocaine
      • Depressant-Alcohol, Heroin
      • Stimulants speed up nervous reactions
      • Depressants slow down the nervous system
    • A drug is a chemical substance that effects the body's chemistry
    • Reasons for and against Cannabis
      • Its not been proven to be addictive
      • The active ingredient is THC which is used in chemotherapy and AIDS patients
      • No proof it leads to more dangerous drugs
      • Less harmful drug than Nicotine which is legal
      • All forms of Cannabis are mind altering
      • Evidence that it effects memory and learning
      • Effects health but to an unknown extent
    • Drug testing
      • 1-Lab Testing on living cells and living animals
        • 2-Clinical Trials (on healthy volunteers so symptoms are not confused with side effects). Increase doses and test efficacy on sufferers
          • Placebo Group
            • Drugs
              • Stimulants and depressants
                • Stimulant-Caffeine, Cocaine
                • Depressant-Alcohol, Heroin
                • Stimulants speed up nervous reactions
                • Depressants slow down the nervous system
              • A drug is a chemical substance that effects the body's chemistry
              • Reasons for and against Cannabis
                • Its not been proven to be addictive
                • The active ingredient is THC which is used in chemotherapy and AIDS patients
                • No proof it leads to more dangerous drugs
                • Less harmful drug than Nicotine which is legal
                • All forms of Cannabis are mind altering
                • Evidence that it effects memory and learning
                • Effects health but to an unknown extent
              • Drug testing
                • 1-Lab Testing on living cells and living animals
                  • 2-Clinical Trials (on healthy volunteers so symptoms are not confused with side effects). Increase doses and test efficacy on sufferers
                    • Placebo Group
                      • Placcebo Effect
                        • When symptoms improve as volunteer thinks they are getting treatment but they actually are not
                      • Placebo is used as a CONTROL so it can be COMPARED to the results for the actual drug
                      • ALWAYS EVIDENCE NOT PROOF
                        • Placebo is used as a CONTROL so it can be COMPARED to the results for the actual drug
                      • Matched for age, weight, gender, starting cholesterol (if statins are testing)
              • Effects of
                • Nicotine
                  • Damages Cilia
                  • Coats lungs
                  • Thickens and narrows arteries
                • Alcohol
                  • Liver
                    • Fatty Liver
                    • Hepatitus
                    • Cirrohosis
                  • Accidents
                  • Cancer
            • Placcebo Effect
              • When symptoms improve as volunteer thinks they are getting treatment but they actually are not
            • ALWAYS EVIDENCE NOT PROOF
              • Matched for age, weight, gender, starting cholesterol (if statins are testing)
      • Effects of
        • Nicotine
          • Damages Cilia
          • Coats lungs
          • Thickens and narrows arteries
        • Alcohol
          • Liver
            • Fatty Liver
            • Hepatitus
            • Cirrohosis
          • Accidents
          • Cancer

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