B1 Revision(Drugs)

HideShow resource information
Withdrawal Symptoms
If you are addicted to a drug, when you stop taking it you get unpleasant symptoms such as: pain and tremors.
1 of 11
Statins
Medicinal drugs that reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the body.
2 of 11
Epidemic
Sudden outbreak of a disease that affects many people within a country.
3 of 11
Drug
A chemical that alters the way your brain or body works
4 of 11
Addiction
The body becomes dependent on a drug and will not function properly without it.
5 of 11
Recreational Drug
A drug taken for pleasure with no medicinal purposes e.g. caffeine.
6 of 11
Medicinal Drug
A drug used for medicinal purposes only e.g. antibiotics.
7 of 11
Performance Enhancing Drugs
A drug used illegally by some athletes to help improve their performance in competition e.g. steroids.
8 of 11
Thalidomide
Drug used as a sleeping pill and for morining sickness without clinical trials. It caused birth defects with thousands of new babies.
9 of 11
Clinical Trials
Testing a drug to make sure it works and has no harmful side effects.
10 of 11
Placebo
Dummy pill or treatment with NO active drug in it.
11 of 11

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Medicinal drugs that reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the body.

Back

Statins

Card 3

Front

Sudden outbreak of a disease that affects many people within a country.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

A chemical that alters the way your brain or body works

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

The body becomes dependent on a drug and will not function properly without it.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Medicine and drugs resources »