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31. Can steroids save your life?
Anees Bahji
<5:11>   June 2020

 

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≪Questions:Can steroids save your life? ≫

1. Steroids are used in many things besides building muscle. List two.

 (1)                                              

 (2)                                             

 

2. Which of the following sentences is not true about steroids?

(a) They have four rings made of 17 carbon atoms, which are arranged in three hexagons and one pentagon.  
(b) There are many different steroids.
(c) All of them are synthetic.
(d) Most of the molecules of steroids have side chains, which will have an impact on the molecule’s function.

 

3. Why can steroids create their effects faster than other signaling molecules?

 




 

4. Which of the following statements is true about cortisol?  

(a) It is a synthetic steroid.
(b) It is the body’s primary stress signal.
(c) It has only a few functions.
(d) It decreases the amount of glucose in our body.  

 

5. Which of the following statements is true?

(a) Many synthetic steroids can enhance the body’s cortisol supply to suppress hyperactive immune responses.
(b) The steroids in inhalers and creams impact the whole body.
(c) Even taking a small amount of steroids can cause negative psychological and physiological effects.
(d) Because taking a large amount of steroids can make you high, it is not usually prescribed. 

 

6. What do an asthma attack, poison ivy welts, and irritable bowel syndrome have in common?

 

 







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≪Answers:Can steroids save your life? ≫

1. Steroids are used in many things besides building muscle. List two.

 (1)     inhalers         

 (2) (cream to) treat poison ivy and eczema  
(another possible answer) shots to ease inflammation

 

2. Which of the following sentences is not true about steroids?

(a) They have four rings made of 17 carbon atoms, which are arranged in three hexagons and one pentagon.  
(b) There are many different steroids.
(c) All of them are synthetic.
(d) Most of the molecules of steroids have side chains, which will have an impact on the molecule’s function.

 

3. Why can steroids create their effects faster than other signaling molecules?

Because they can directly influence gene expression and protein synthesis.

 




4. Which of the following statements is true about cortisol?  

(a) It is a synthetic steroid.
(b) It is the body’s primary stress signal.
(c) It has only a few functions.
(d) It decreases the amount of glucose in our body.  

 

5. Which of the following statements is true?

(a) Many synthetic steroids can enhance the body’s cortisol supply to suppress hyperactive immune responses.
(b) The steroids in inhalers and creams impact the whole body.
(c) Even taking a small amount of steroids can cause negative psychological and physiological effects.
(d) Because taking a large amount of steroids can make you high, it is not usually prescribed. 

 

6. What do an asthma attack, poison ivy welts, and irritable bowel syndrome have in common?
an immune response that’s doing more harm than good

 
 

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