Drugs

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Name three legal drugs
Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol
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What is a drug
A substance that affects chemical reactions in the body
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What is addiction?
When you cannot manage without a drug
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How do people become addicted to drugs?
They take the drug a lot and build up a tolerance until the body becomes dependant so you need to take it regularly
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Name some side effects of anabolic steroids on women?
Mood swings, nausea, deepened voice, menstrual problems
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Name some side effects of anabolic steroids on men?
Mood swings, nausea, impotence
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Why might taking cannabis lead to taking cocaine?
You are put in contact with dealers who push harder drugs
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Why must drugs be tested on pregnant animals?
To establish the effect of the drug on unborn babies.
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Why is a drug tested on healthy people?
To establish it's side effects
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What is a placebo?
A fake drug: it looks and tastes like the drug, but does not contain any of the drug itself
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Why can't antibiotics kill viruses
They reproduce inside cells, so the antibiotic would have to damage to cell
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How does a bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?
Mutations; non-resistant strain killed by antibiotics; resistant bacteria breeds and strain develops
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