Flashcards in B2.1.6 - Drugs Deck (16)
What is the definition of a drug?
A chemical that affects the normal chemical reactions in the body or the nervous system.
The two categories of drug are...
1. Medicinal drugs (medicines)
2. Recreational drugs
What is a recreational drug?
A drug taken for fun.
Give 3 examples of medicinal drugs
What are antibiotics taken for?
To treat bacterial infections.
Why do we take paracetamol?
Why do we take ibuprofen?
To ease muscle/joint pain
Are recreational drugs prescribed by a doctor?
What is a prescribed drug?
A drug that is given with permission by a doctor.
Name 3 illegal recreational drugs.
Name 2 common legal recreaitonal drugs
If you are dependent on a drug what doe sit mean?
That you feel like you cannot function properly without it.
What do we mean by addiction?
When a person becomes dependent on a drug (like they can;t go without).
If an addict stops taking a drug they may suffer unpleasant symptoms called...
Give some examples of withdrawal symptoms.