AQA Biology Unit 1 - Drugs

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What do drugs do to the body?
Drug alters what goes in your body by interfering with chemical reactions.
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What does being addicted mean?
When your addicted, if you suddenly stop taking the drug you would suffer from withdrawal symptoms.
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Name the three type of drugs.
Medicinal, recreational and performance enhancing drugs.
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Give an example of each type of drugs.
Medicinal - antibiotics, Recreational - heroine, Performance enhancing - steroids.
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What two impacts does performance enhancing drugs have?
Health and ethical impacts.
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What positive effect does anabolic steroids have on body?
It increases muscle size.
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What negative effect does steroids have on body?
High blood pressure.
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Are all performance enhancing drugs banned by sporting bodies?
Yes
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What are the ethical issues against drugs?
It's unfair and some athletes are not fully informed about the serious health issues associated with the drug.
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What are the ethical issues for drugs?
It's unfair even if it's drug free due to different sport facilities and it's the athletes own decision.
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What is claimed to be the impact of cannabis smoke?
Causes mental health problems but not completely proven.
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After developing drugs what should happen?
They need to go through through testing procedures.
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How many stages are there in the testing procedures?
3
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What happens in stage 1?
Drugs need to be tested on human cells and tissue in lab.
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What happens in stage 2?
Tested on live animals
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Why is the drug tested on live animals?
To see whether it works, not toxic and the best dosage.
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What happens in stage 3?
Drugs is tested on human volunteers in a clinical trial.
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Explain what is a double blind randomized controlled trial.
There would be two groups of patients. One given the real drug and the other is given placebos - this is for doctors to see the actual difference the drug makes.
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Why do doctors don't who has the tablet?
This is so doctors monitoring patients and analysing results aren't subconsciously influenced by their knowledge.
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What are recreational illegal drugs divided into?
Two different classes - hard and soft drugs.
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Why are these drugs said to be taken for?
These drugs are taken for stress relief, relaxation and for enjoyment.
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What are the three different ways studies showed cannabis is linked to hard drugs?
Cannabis is a stepping stone, it' a gateway and is genetic.
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State how cannabis is said to be a stepping stone.
It creates a desire for harder drugs.
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State how cannabis is said to be a gateway.
It brings people into contact with drug dealers.
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What are tobacco and alcohol?
Legal recreational drugs.
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What three problems are associated with tobacco?
Causes diseases in heart, lung and blood vessel, addictive and causes cancer.
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What three problems are associated with tobacco?
Causes liver damage, unconsciousness and addictive.
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Why does alcohol and tobacco have bigger impact than illegal drugs in the UK?
So many people take it so more health problems are associated with it needs to be treated which is expensive.
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What does being addicted mean?

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Swallowtail

A useful set of cards for the AQA specification that asks students to study how new drugs are developed and  tested. Add these  flashcards to a set of revision cards and some written notes for a good set of revision resources.

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