Core Biology Chapter 3 AQA

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What are placebos
Do not contain a drug
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Why are they used
To check if drug tested really has an effect on the patient
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What is a double blind trial
Neither doctor nor patient knows who is given a drug
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Why is it important to test new drugs
To find out if they work, side effects
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What is thalidomide and what was it used for
Developed sleeping pill, used to treat morning sickeness - deformaties in babies
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What is it used for now
Treat leprosy
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What are statins
Drugs that lower amount of bad cholesterol
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Why should herbal remedies be tested in double blind trial
To test if they work as well as a tested drug
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What are drugs
Chemicals that change your bodies chemistry
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Why are some drugs addictive
They change the bodies chemistry
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Why is it easy to become addicted to recreational drugs
Affect nervous system - brain
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What 3 things do drugs affect
Affect brain, nervous system, heart and circulatory system
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What are steriods
Drugs that build up muscle mass
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Why are strong pain killers banned
Athlete might ignore injury and suffer permenant damage
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Why do some athletes take drugs to improve their performance
Because they want to win badly
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