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Unformatted text preview: Drugs continued Drugs continued (ch. 5) (ch. 5) Drug Classifications Drug Classifications Stimulants Caffeine, nicotine, MDMA, cocaine, amphetamine Increase dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, (and some) serotonin Long term Drug Usage Long term Drug Usage Tolerance Needing more to attain same effect Withdrawal symptoms Unpleasant, opposite of drug effect Example: Caffeine Tolerance 300 mg/day for 18 days Withdrawal Vasodilation (headache!) Lower norepinephrine, dopamine = fatigue Lower serotonin = mild depression Narcotic Analgesics Increase endorphins (opioid receptor agonists) Increase dopamine (reward) Include codeine, morphine, and heroin and prescription pain relievers (Vicodin, Oxycontin) Parasympathetic N.S. dominates Tight pupils, slow cardiovascular function, cough suppressant HIGHLY addictive; life threatening withdrawal syndrome...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2007 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Madigan during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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ch 5 notes - Drugs continued Drugs continued (ch. 5) (ch....

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