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    Methamphetamine is an illegal‚ powerful stimulant. Many users refer to the drug as “ice” or “glass”. It is a schedule II controlled substance associated with serious health conditions‚ including memory loss‚ aggression‚ psychotic behavior and potential heart and brain damage. Methamphetamine has a direct connection to crime throughout the United States due to the powerful hold it has over its abusers. Law enforcement in the United States has taken great measures to seize laboratories‚ stop distribution

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    What Is Methamphetamine? Full Name Methamphetamine. Common Nicknames Crystal‚ Speed‚ Glass‚ Crank‚ Poor mans coke‚ Quick‚ Ice‚ Chalk. How It Is Synthesized The main ingredient that goes into making meth is pseudoephedrine‚ a decongestant in most over the counter cold medication‚ that in combination but a host of other toxic chemicals such as lye and drain cleaner. Form White or yellow powder‚ clear or yellowish crystals or “shards”‚ or in pill form. Use Smoked‚ snorted‚ swallowed

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    Methamphetamine was first synthesized in 1919 by a Japanese chemist named A. Ogata. Since then‚ it’s been illegally produced in the US since the 1970s. It was originally used as a way to stay awake and alert: college students used it to stay awake for studying‚ businessmen and secretaries used it to overcome fatigue‚ truckers used it to stay awake on their long drives‚ and athletes used it to increase their alertness and energy levels. Meth and its parent drug‚ amphetamine‚ were a very common war

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    General Psychology STIMULANTS Definition of Stimulant Drugs Stimulant‚ any drug that excites any bodily function‚ but more specifically those that stimulate the brain and central nervous system. Stimulants induce alertness‚ elevated mood‚ wakefulness‚ increased speech and motor activity and decrease appetite. Their therapeutic use is limited‚ but their mood-elevating effects make some of them potent drugs of abuse. Stimulants are a class of psychoactive drug that increase activity in the

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    Methamphetamine is a powerful‚ highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. This organic product is also known as meth‚ chalk‚ ice‚ and crystal‚ among many other terms‚ it takes the form of a white‚ odorless‚ bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. This drug originated in the 20th century and is classified as a schedule II drug in the United States. Though crystal meth has a reputation as an American street drug‚ the origins of this drug

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    How It Is Synthesized Methamphetamine was first synthesized from ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by chemist Nagai Nagayoshi. In 1919‚ crystallized methamphetamine was synthesized by Akira Ogata via reduction of ephedrine using red phosphorus and iodine. Synthesis is relatively simple‚ but entails risk with flammable and corrosive chemicals‚ particularly the solvents used in extraction and purification; therefore‚ illicit production is often discovered by fires and explosions caused by the improper

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    Methamphetamines Samantha Erb Lock Haven University Methamphetamines I chose to write about methamphetamines because since high school I have had a great interest in the drug and its effects. In high school the book “Tweak” came out. Tweak is about a young man who is a recovering addict. He was addicted to meth‚ cocaine‚ and heroine where he enrolled himself into a 12 step program. Within this program the young man has a very supportive sponsor but he feels like it is time

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    Methamphetamine (meth‚ crank‚ speed‚ crystal) Methamphetamine is a very powerful and addicting narcotic. Though it is a Scheduled 2 narcotic; it is readily availability on the streets for a considerably cheap price. An addiction to methamphetamine can totally disassociate a person from his or her everyday life. Methamphetamine was first synthesized in 1919 by Japanese scientist A. Ogata. During World War 2 methamphetamine is given to troops to increase performance. In the 1960’s methamphetamine

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    Biological effects of Methamphetamines Maria B. Araiza-Chavez BEH 317 Peter Pingerelli October 26‚ 2010 Abstract Biological effects of Methamphetamines Methamphetamines affect the human body in a physical and neurological and psychological way. The use of meth can lead to devastating effects to the nervous system for example leaving the user with nervous ticks and body jerks similar to a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease. On a physical level‚ the user may show skin sores and

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    Methamphetamine was originally synthesized in 1887 by a German scientist and later in 1930’s it was discovered that it could increase a person’s blood pressure and was helpful in lung congestion. It has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease‚ and obesity‚ however when used illegally this drug may cause a person to be violent and paranoid. Meth is a very powerful stimulant and very often the desire for it exceeds other interests including the need for sleep‚ food‚ and family. Meth has become one

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