B1 - Drugs and you

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What are the types of drugs? (5)
Depressants/painkillers/stimulants/performance enhancers/hallucinogens
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What do depressants do?
block the nerve impulses across synapses by binding with receptor molecules in the membrane of the recieving neurone
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What do stimulants do?
Causemore neurotransmitter substances to cross synapse
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What happens to the cilia when you smoke?
The chemicals stop the cilia moving
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What is a smoker's cough a result of?
Dust and particulates in the smoke collect and irritate in the epithelial lining/mucas not being moved by the cilia
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What is alcohol content measured in?
Units of alcohol
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How does drinking effect reaction time and risk of accidents?
It increases both
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What does alcohol do to the liver?
Damages it when it trys to break down the toxic chemical (cirrhosis of the liver)
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block the nerve impulses across synapses by binding with receptor molecules in the membrane of the recieving neurone

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