GCSE P.E Drugs

Revision on drugs for people taking GCSE P.E

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Beta Blockers

Drugs that are used to control heart rate and that have a calming and relaxing effect

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Diuretics

Drugs that elevate the rate of urine production

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Narcotic Analgesics

Drugs that can be used to reduce pain

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Stimulants

Drugs that have an effect on the central nervous system, such as increased mental and/or physical alertness

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Peptide hormones

Drugs that cause other hormones to be produced

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Anabolic Steroids

Drugs that mimic the male s e x hormone testosterone and promote bone and muscular growth

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Epo

Type of peptide hormone which increases red blood cell count

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