B1 Medicine And Drugs

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What does 'illegal' mean?
Against the law.
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A.) Why was thalidomide given to pregnant women years ago? B.) Why is thalidomide never given to pregnant women nowadays?
A.) It was found to be useful for treating morning sickness. B.) It caused limb abnormalities in babies whose mothers were treated when pregnant.
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Name two very addictive drugs.
Cocaine and Heroin.
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What is meant by the term 'recreational drugs'?
Drugs which are taken for pleasure rather than to treat a disease or symptom.
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Why do some athletes take steroids?
To build muscle mass.
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What is meant by a double blind trial?
Neither the doctor nor patient know who has been given the drug or placebo.
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What condition is caused in many teenagers who smoke cannabis?
Depression - a mental health problem.
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What causes people to become addicted to drugs?
The drugs change the chemical processes in the body.
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Which parts of the body are affected by recreational drugs?
The brain, nervous system and liver.
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Why does the use of legal drugs in the UK produce more health problems than the use of illegal drugs?
More people take medicines and legal recreation drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.
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What stages must a new drug pass through before it is sold as medicine?
First tested on cells, tissue and organs; then on animals; then on healthy volunteers; finally patients.
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Why do some people progress from smoking cannabis to using heroine?
The most likely reason is that the drug pushers offer them more expensive drugs when they buy cannabis.
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A.) Why was thalidomide given to pregnant women years ago? B.) Why is thalidomide never given to pregnant women nowadays?

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A.) It was found to be useful for treating morning sickness. B.) It caused limb abnormalities in babies whose mothers were treated when pregnant.

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Name two very addictive drugs.

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What is meant by the term 'recreational drugs'?

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Why do some athletes take steroids?

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