How Drugs Affect the Brain & Nervous System

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Drugs that alter a person's sensory perception and, thus, alter the messages and signals within the central nervous system are called:

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1. Drugs that slow down the activity of the central nervous system are called:

2. Drugs that accelerate the activity of the central nervous system are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Drugs can have a major impact on the human brain and nervous system. Get an idea how chemicals affect these areas of the body by answering multiple-choice quiz/worksheet questions on topics like a type of drug that distorts a person's sensory perception and a kind of drug that slows down the central nervous system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics related to drugs will be explored:

  • Drug that speeds up the central nervous system
  • Category of the drug caffeine
  • The different ways alcohol can impact the body

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the type of drug that slows down the central nervous system and a drug that alters a person's sensory perception
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you know the most important information from the related lesson on the way drugs affect the human brain and nervous system, including the impact alcohol has on the entire body
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the drug category associated with caffeine

Additional Learning

To learn more about the human body, you can review the lesson named How Drugs Affect the Brain & Nervous System. Here are some of the main areas you'll be exploring:

  • Different parts of the human brain
  • Ways that drugs can impact the brain
  • Electrochemical processes
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