Formative Practice 10.1 – Form 4 Science (KSSM) Chapter 10


Question 1:
State three methods of medicine currently in practice.

Answer:
Traditional medicine, modern medicine, complementary medicine


Question 2:
Name three types of modern medicine and give examples.

Answer:
• Analgesic: aspirin/codeine/paracetamol

• Antibiotic: penicillin and streptomycin

• Psychotherapeutic:
− Stimulant: amphetamine
− Antidepressant: imipramine / amitriptyline
− Antipsychotic: tranquiliser / barbiturate


Question 3:
Lai Yee and her family went for a vacation at Pulau Perhentian. After returning from the vacation, her skin was red and painful. Which traditional medicine is able to relieve her condition? Explain your answer.

Answer:
Aloe vera
The gel from the leaves can cool the sunburnt skin


Question 4:
Give two examples of complementary medicine and two reasons why some patients choose complementary medicine.

Answer:
Examples:
Acupuncture/ Chiropractic/ Traditional massage/ Homeopathy/ Herbal therapy

Reasons:
Complementary medicine helps patients to calm their emotions/ relieve stress/ promote wellness and health/ helps to relieve the effect of treatment or symptoms of treatment such as chemotherapy.

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