Biology Key Words

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Drug

 

 

DRUG

 

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meaning

a chemical that changes the way our body ( or mind ) works.

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hypothesis

 

Hypothesis

 

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meaning

 

your prediction or answer to a problem or question

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Placebo

 

Placebo

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meaning

 

 

A substance containing no medication. perscribed to reinforce a patients expectations to get well

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side effect

 

 

side effect

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meaning

 

a secondary usually unwanted effect.

Eg. sever headaches. Addiction. Mental Illness.

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recreational drug

 

 

Recreational Drug

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meaning

 

A drug taken for pleasure instead of for medical uses.

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Medicinal Drug

 

 

Medicinal Drug

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meaning

 

 

a drug used to improve health or appearance

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Stimulant Drug

 

stimulant drug

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depressant drug

 

Depressant Drug

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meaning

 

makes you feel depressed. slows down reactions and process of thought due to chemical reactions within the nervous system.

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meaning

 

A drug that lowers self asteem and slows down reactions and thoughts due to chemical changes within the nervous ststem

 

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hallucinogenic drug

 

Hallucinogenic Drug

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meaning

 

a drug with the effect of chemically changing your nervous system to make you see and think things that are not there.

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Addiction

 

Addiction

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meaning

 

 

An addicted person is when the drugs have

chemically changed the processes within the

persons body and they cannot function

normally without the drug.

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Steroids

 

Steroids

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meaning

 

 

an example of a steroid are muscle enhansers

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Clinical Trials

 

Clinical Trials

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meaning

 

 

the testing a drug has to go through before being able to be perscribed.

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