Unit 1.3

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  • MEDICINE & DRUGS
    • DRUGS
      • Recreational, used for pleasure
      • With-drawl symptoms
      • Have to be tested over a long time
      • Drugs change the chemical processes in your body
      • Addiction is when your body becomes physically or mentally dependent on the drug
    • DRUGS IN SPORTS
      • Steroids
        • Build muscle mass
        • Increase in stamina
      • Blood Doping
      • Strong Pain Killers
        • Ignore pains and causes more severe injuries
      • Creates an unfair advantage
    • LEGAL AND ILLEGAL DRUGS
      • Recreational
        • It is easy to become addicted
        • It can affect the brain and the nervous system
        • It can causes health problems
        • It can cause adverse effects on the heart
        • Some recreational drugs are legal, others are ilegal
      • Medicinal Drugs
        • Most medicinal drugs take years to develop
        • Most medicinal drugs are legal and prescribed however scientist are now investigating medical uses of illegal dugs
    • HOW EFFECTIVE ARE MEDICINES?
      • Statins- lower 'bad' cholesterol
        • Trials shown decrease-40% of heart disease and strokes
      • Herbal Remedies
        • Effectiveness checked in double blind trial
        • St Johns Wort- depression
    • EVOLVING NEW MEDICINES
      • Drugs are tested to see if they work or if they are toxic and have bad side effects
      • Thalidomide
        • A sleeping pill that prevented morning sickness, it hadn't been tested fully  and caused birth defects
      • Placebo
        • Double-Blind Trials
          • Neither patient nor doctor knows about placebo
        • Does not contain drug
      • Testing
        • 1. Cells/tissues
        • 2. Organs
        • 3. Animals
        • 4. Healthy volunteers
        • 5. Patients
    • DOES CANNABIS LEAD TO HARD DRUGS?
      • Cannabis smoke contains chemicals that can cause mental illness, particularly teenagers
      • Cannabis and many hard drugs are illegal and are obtained from a dealer

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