Drug Interactions With Other Drugs & Activity Within the Body


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Suppose a person drinks an alcoholic drink and takes one sleeping pill at the same time. Strangely, the person sleeps a full 24 hours instead of the expected 8 hours. What could you assume is the effect of the combination?

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1. A similar effect to synergy occurs when a second drug increases the effect of the first in an extreme manner. What is the term for this extreme response by the body?

2. In the movie The Princess Bride, a character is not affected by a poison, because he has been drinking a little of it every day for years, until it doesn't affect him. This is an example of what effect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several ways drugs can affect the body, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the vocabulary and definitions of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What 1 + 1 = 5 is an example of
  • What a + b = B represents
  • Examples of everyday situations that detail drug interactions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow student to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related drug effects lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of combined effects of more than one drug
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve drug interaction practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effects of drugs on the body and its examples, review the corresponding lesson Drug Interactions With Other Drugs & Activity Within the Body. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces drug effects on the body
  • Defines tolerance and cross-tolerence
  • Discusses increases and decreases in drug effects
  • Defines synergism, potentiation, and antagonism