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GCSE Physical Education (EDEXCEL)

Types of drugs and what they do...

They speed up your reactions
increase your heart rate
Make you feel less pain

But they...

Lead to high blood pressure.
They're addictive.

Narcotic Analgesics...
They kill pain, so you don't feel any injuries.

But they...


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Make you urinate therefore losing weight.
Mask traces of other drugs.

But they...

Cause cramp.
Cause dehydration.

The Vertebral column...
The column is split up into 5 parts...
C Cervical this forms the neck there are 7 bones in this section.
T Thoracic these are what your ribs connect onto…

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Why might an athlete eat different foods to a normal person?
Because they use more energy by racing etc and therefore need to replace what they have used sooner
than normal people. They also need to consume more carbohydrates than normal people because they
mostly require alot of energy for…

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Remember skill related fitness by BCRAPS, you can't 'be crap' to have skill :)

A fracture is defined as 'a broken or cracked bone' it can be cause by impact e.g. a lifted ball in hockey,
or a fall e.g. in rock climbing.

There are 5 different types of…

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Hypothermia is when body temperature has fallen below 35 degrees c. This is not to be confused with

Dehydration is when the body does not have enough water or fluids, symptoms include great thirst and
dry lips as well as dizziness.

Unconsciousness is when someone is not awake/ won't…


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