Biology: Chapter 3

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What are drugs?
Drugs are substances that alter your bodies chemical reactions
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What are recreational drugs?
Recreational drugs are drugs taken for pleasure
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Why was thalidomide banned?
It was banned because it caused birth defects
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What was thalidomide being used to treat before it was banned?
It was being used as a sleeping pill by pregnant women
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Name the disease thalidomide is currently being used for?
Leprosy
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What is long-term effect is caused by excessive alcohol intake?
Liver damage
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What do stimulants do to the body?
Increase heart rates
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Why do some athletes take performance-enhancing drugs?
They take performance-enhancing drugs to make them better at sports
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What do anabolic steroids do?
They increase/stimulate the growth of mucles
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What has cannabis been linked to?
Mental health problems
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What drug leads people to try more harder drugs?
Cannabis
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Example of a legal drug
Paracetamol
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Example of an illgeal drug
Heroin/ Cannabis
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Example of a recreational drug
Tobacco/ Alcohol
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Ethical problems for taking performance-enhancing drugs?
Athletes have the right to make their own decisions / Other athletes use drugs too /
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Ethical problems against taking performace enhancing drugs
Unfair if people gain an advantage by taking drugs / Serious health risks / Not doing it to their natural ablities
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Why might a patient may be prescribed statins?
To lower the risk of heart disease
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What is a double blind trial?
A double blind trail is when neither the patient or the doctor know if the drug is real
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Why are drugs tested on animals?
To test if they are safe to use and to see if there is any side effects
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What type of drug is caffeine?
A stimulant
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