SYNTHETIC AND NATURALLY OCCURRING DRUGS

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MEANING OF DRUGS

Drugs are what we take to prevent or cure illness.

NOTE: The amount of drug given by a doctor is called a dose.

 

Types of Drugs

  1. Naturally occurring drugs: these are chemical substance produced by living things. These are drugs obtained from nature. E.g: vegetable, kolanut, coffee.

 

  1. Synthetic occurring drugs: these are chemical substance produced by human being to prevent or cure diseases. E.g: aspirin, chloroquine, paracetamol.

 

 

NOTE: These drugs are in form of liquid (syrup) or solid (tablets) which a person can drink or swallow.

Sometimes the liquid drug is taken through the use of injection.

 

A person that sells drugs legally can be called any of these names: a pharmacist, a chemist.

Legal drugs are gotten from a pharmaceutical stores and hospital.

GENERAL EVALUATION

  1. What is a drug?
  2. State the types of drugs.

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. Mention six uses of drugs
  2. What is the amount of drug given by a doctor called?
  3. What have you used drugs for recently?
  4. Name four examples each of:
  5. recreational drugs
  6. therapeutic drugs
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