What are medicinal drugs?

In this lesson, we will learn what drugs are and therefore what medicinal drugs are. We will learn about different examples of medicinal drugs, including painkillers, antibiotics and anaesthetics. Finally, we will apply our knowledge of medicinal drugs to different scenarios. For some people this will be a sensitive topic. If that applies to you, you may want to do the rest of this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support.

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Q1.Which part of the circulatory system pushes blood to all parts of the body?

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Q2.Which part of the circulatory system carries blood around your body from the tip of your toes to the top of your head?

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Q3.Which part of the circulatory system carries important substances like oxygen and nutrients to the muscles?

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Q4.What substance is produced in the muscles during exercise?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Which part of the circulatory system pushes blood to all parts of the body?

1/4

Q2.Which part of the circulatory system carries blood around your body from the tip of your toes to the top of your head?

2/4

Q3.Which part of the circulatory system carries important substances like oxygen and nutrients to the muscles?

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Q4.What substance is produced in the muscles during exercise?

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What are medicinal drugs?

Well done today, you have worked incredibly hard! Let's see how much you have learnt today about medicinal drugs.

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Q1.What is a drug?

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Q2.Can any medicine be used to treat a specific illness? True or false.

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Q3.What does the word addictive mean?

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Q4.What are antibiotics used for? Choose 2 answers.

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Quiz:

What are medicinal drugs?

Well done today, you have worked incredibly hard! Let's see how much you have learnt today about medicinal drugs.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.What is a drug?

1/4

Q2.Can any medicine be used to treat a specific illness? True or false.

2/4

Q3.What does the word addictive mean?

3/4

Q4.What are antibiotics used for? Choose 2 answers.

Select two (2) boxes

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Lesson summary: What are medicinal drugs?

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