B1 Drugs and you

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Class A drugs are...
The most dangerous and have the heaviest penalties
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Class B drugs are...
The least dangerous ad have the lightest penalties
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Depressant examples...
Alcohol, solvents, temazepan
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Painkiller examples...
Aspirin, paracetamol
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Stimulant examples...
Nicotine, MDMA (ecstasy), caffeine
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Performance enhancer example...
Anabolic steroids
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Hallucinogen example...
LSD
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How do depressants work?
They bind with receptor molecules in the membrane of the receiving neurone so the transmission of nerve impulses across synapses is blocked
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How do stimulants work?
They cause more neurotransmitter substances to cross synpses
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Cigarette smoke stops cilia working. What are Cilia?
Tiny hairs found in the epithelial lining of the trachea, bronchi and bronchioles
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A 'smokers cough' is a result of...
1) Dust and particulates (in cigarette smoke) collecting and irritating the epithelial lining 2) Mucus not being moved by the cilia
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What is the alcohol content in alcoholic drinks measured in?
Units of alcohol
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Drinking alcohol increases...
1) Reaction times 2) Risk of accidents
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Effects of alcohol on the liver...
When toxic chemicals like alcohol are being broken down the liver is damaged (cirrhosis)
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The least dangerous ad have the lightest penalties

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Class B drugs are...

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Alcohol, solvents, temazepan

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Aspirin, paracetamol

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Nicotine, MDMA (ecstasy), caffeine

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