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 Amphetamines What is the amphetamines? Amphetamines- A racemic sympathomimetic amine that acts as a central nervous system stimulate. It (and it's derivatives, such as methamphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a commonly abused substance, but has therapeutic use in the treatment of narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. How is the amphetamines used? Therapeutic Uses: ADD/ADHD Narcolepsy Asthma or other lung disorders( stimulates bronchiole...

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Amphetamine or Amfetamine, also known as alpha-methyl-phenethylamine, phenyl-isopropylamine, beta-phenyl-isopropylamine, and benzedrine, is a prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. It is also used to treat symptoms of traumatic brain injury and the daytime drowsiness symptoms of narcolepsy and chronic fatigue syndrome. Initially it was more popularly used to diminish the appetite and to control weight. Brand names of the...

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Hazard Amphetamines

HAZARD amphetamines   Many women are vying to be skinny to look attractive so that they select a shortcut, using slimming products. Though slimming products are not necessarily safe. Some slimming products found to contain a compound called amphetamines. Amphetamine is a compound that is quite commonly found in products slimming (weight loss), which claims the product is free from hazardous substances. At first, circa the 1960s, amphetamines may be freely used for weight loss. Amphetamines suppress...

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Amphetamine Essay

Amphetamine Stimulants are drugs known for quickening a person's body and brain. They tend to increase alertness and physical activity. There are many stimulants such as caffeine which can be considered a mild stimulant. Some of the most abused stimulants include cocaine, crack, and amphetamines. Amphetamine has an effect of making people feel high and energized. In this state, drug users usually feel very happy or have a sensation that they possess special powers, such as the ability to fly...

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The Rush of Amphetamine Use: the Need for Speed

The Rush of Amphetamine Use: The Need for Speed Over the last century, Adderall and Ritalin have transitioned from respectable medications into designer drugs. Chemist L. Edeleano developed amphetamines in the late 1800’s primarily for respiratory ailments, but in time physicians noticed additional behavioral effects. Now, people that are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD, ADD) and narcolepsy use amphetamines to alert and focused (CESAR)...

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Effects of Amphetamine on Locomotor Activity, and Increased Dosages Leading to Sensitisation on Rats

Research methods: Psychology 232 Effects of amphetamine on locomotor activity, and increased dosages leading to sensitisation on rats Jamie Rose Morley 5/10 300159481 Thursday 2-3pm Hypothesis Stewart and Badiani (1993) show in their research that tolerance may develop to a particular effect of a drug whilst at the same time also become sensitised to another effect – could be a little more clearer here. The study also found that tolerance and sensitization can be altered when given in...

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Synthetic Drugs of Abuse

medical use was heroine. Many semi-synthetic drugs followed. After a longer period fully synthetic drugs appeared. Among these where : ephedrine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, phenylpropanoleamine (appetite suppresant), nitroglycerine and amylnitrite. Amphetamine, methamphetamine and amylnitrite were abused for their pleasant pharmacological response. Amphetamine and methamphetamine was used as a recreational drug, which made the user restless, euphoric and alert. Amylnitrite produced strong rushes of...

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Methamphetamine Research Paper

Drug Addiction Assignment: Methamphetamine The powerful and dangerous drug, methamphetamine (meth), has recently attracted more and more users around the world. It is an amphetamine drug that is very addictive. Meth users are gaining easier access to the drug, since it can be made from common household things, like Drano and battery acid. Over 400,000 Americans are currently addicted to the drug. Meth causes a huge increase in dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the brain. In addition, meth...

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Drugs and Society

Explain the basic rationale and theoretical foundations for the extensive use of amphetamine in the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). ADHD individuals have deficits involved with the functions of executive control within the brain. This control center affects concentration, hyperactivity, and learning. Amphetamines have been shown to produce a calming effect upon the individual from the amphetamines ability to increase brain catecholamine activity whereas ADHD individuals suffer...

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Biology: Drugs in Sports

effect of drug taking leads to other mental disorders and even death. Certain drugs such as psychomotor stimulant drugs include amphetamines (namely, amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, and methamphetamine) and methylpenidate hydrochloride (Ritalin). The most common name for these drugs is “speed”. Other used names include bennies, dexies, greenies, and pep pills. Amphetamines can be taken orally, but chronic users often inject the drug as it produces a more immediate and stronger effect. The effect...

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