Biology core (DUAL) drugs and there effects

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  • drugs
    • types of drugs
      • Pain Killer
        • Used to relieve disease symptoms.a drug or a medicine for relieving pain
          • aspirin, heroin
      • hallucinogen
        • alters what we hear and see
          • cannabis, LSD
      • depressant
        • slows down brain activity
          • alcohol, solvents, temazepam
      • performance enhancer
        • improves muscle development
          • anabolic steroids
      • stimulant
        • increases brain activity
          • nicotine, caffeine, ecstasy
    • Class of drugs
      • examples: ecstasy, LSD, heroin, cocaine, crack, magic mushrooms
        • penalty for possesion: Up to seven years in prison or an unlimited fine, or both
          • penalty for dealing: Up to life in prison or an unlimited fine, or both
      • Class A
      • Class B
        • examples: amphetamines, cannabis
          • penalty for possesion: up  to five years in prison or an unlimited fine, or both
            • penalty for dealing: Up to 14 years in prison or an unlimited fine or both
      • Class C
        • examples: tranquilisers, painkillers
          • penalty for possesion: Up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine or both
            • penalty for dealing: Up to 14 years in prison or an unlimited fine, or both
    • what drugs can do
      • Carbon monoxide
        • Carbon monoxide combines with the haemoglobin in red blood cells and so reduces the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. This puts extra strain on the circulatory system, and can cause an increased risk of heart disease and strokes.
          • Smoking during pregnancy is very dangerous. It reduces the amount of oxygen available to the growing fetus
      • Carcinogens
        • Carcinogens are substances that cause cancer. Tobacco smoke contains many carcinogens, including tar. Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer, mouth cancer and throat cancer.

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