B1 Medicine and drugs

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What is the process in which medicines are tested?
1. Tested in scientific laboratories on cells and tissue or organs. 2. Tested on healthy humans 3. Patients
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Why are new drugs given in low doses?
TO find out if it is safe
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What are placebos?
Do not contain a drug
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In an investigation, why are half of the patients given placebos and why are people given the real thing?
This is to see is the drug being tested really does have an effect on the patient.
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What is a double-blind trial?
1. Neither the doctor or the patient knows who is given the drug
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What is Thalidomide
A sleeping pill which later was discovered to have eased morning sickness. However, because it haad not been tested some babies were born with abnormalities as a result of thalidomide.
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What are statins?
Drugs which lower the amount of LDL carried in the blood.
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Who takes statins and what have been the results?
1. Older people take them on a daily basis and it is known that the incidence of heart disease and strokes have gone down by 40%
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What are St John's Wort and Prozac? What is the difference?
An anti-depressants. St John's Wort is a herb whilst Prozac is a an anti-depressant drugs
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Why should herbal remedies be tested in a double-blind trial?
To test if the remedies are just as good as prozac
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What are recreational drugs?examples?
drugs that are used for pleasure for example heroine and cocaine which are illegal
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What is cannabis considered and why?
Cannabis is a a recreational drug which is seen as a 'gateway drug' because they can lead to harder drugs.
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What happens when you stop taking drugs?
You will suffer withdrawal symptoms
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What are medicinal drugs?
1. Help control diseases or help those who are suffering 2. only available on prescription by doctors
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Why is it easy to become addicted to recreational drugs?
They effect the nervous system.
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Give examples of legal recreational drugs?
Nicotine, alcohol and caffeine
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What happens to teenagers who smoke cannabis?
The risk of them suffering from depression increases.
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How is steroids used in sports?
1. Build up muscle mass 2. To increase stamina
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Why are strong pain killers banned in sports?
The athlete might ignore the injury and suffer further damage
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What are the problems with performance-enhancing drugs?
They are very expensive and therefore give an unfair advantage to athletes who can afford them. 2. The can damage the body permanentntly and even lead to death.
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