B1 Topic 3 - Effects of drugs

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What is a Drug?
A drug is a chemical substance that changes any way in which the body works.
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Describe the general effects of Painkillers.
Painkillers block nerve impulses to stop us feeling pain.
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Name three examples of painkillers.
Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Morphine.
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Describe the general effects of Hallucinogens.
A substance that distorts sense perception.
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Name an example of a hallucinogen.
LSD.
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Describe the general effects of stimulants.
Stimulants increase the speed of nerve impulses (neurotransmission) across synapses. This speeds up reaction times.
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Explain what is meant by a reaction time.
The time it takes for the body to respond to an outside stimulus.
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Name an example of a stimulant.
Caffeine.
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Describe the general effects of depressants.
Depressants slow down the activity of neurones in the brain and can help us to relax.
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Name an example of a depressant.
Alcohol.
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Describe the general effects of Painkillers.

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Painkillers block nerve impulses to stop us feeling pain.

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Name three examples of painkillers.

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Describe the general effects of Hallucinogens.

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Name an example of a hallucinogen.

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