Shaalaa.com | Human Health and Diseases Part 3
A team of students are preparing to participate in the interschool sports meet. During a practice session you find some vials with labels of certain cannabinoids.
(a) Will you report to the authorities? Why?
(b) Name of a plant from which such chemicals are obtained.
(c) Write the effect of these chemicals on human body.
Prior to a sports event blood & urine samples of sports-persons are collected for drug tests.
(a) Why is there a need to conduct such tests?
(b) Name the drugs the authorities usually look for.
(c) Write the generic names of two plants from which these drugs are obtained.
You have attended a birthday party hosted by one of your classmates. You found some guests at the party sitting in a corner making a lot of noise and consuming 'something'. After a while one of the boys from the group started screaming, behaving abnormally and sweating profusely. On enquiry you found that the group members were taking drugs.
(a) Would you inform your parents/school authorities ? Yes/No. Give reasons in support of your answer.
(b) Prepare a note to be circulated amongst the schoolmates about the sources and dangers of any two drugs.
(c) Write any two ways that you will suggest to your school principal so as to promote awareness amongst the youth against the use of these drugs.
A group of youth were having a 'rave party' in an isolated area and was raided by police. Packets of 'smack' and syringes with needles were found littered around.
(a) Why is taking 'smack' considered an abuse?
(b) Write the chemical name of 'smack' and the name of its source plant.
(c) Syringes and needles used by the youth for taking the drug could prove to be very fatal. Why?