L&S C30T Lec20 - L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain...

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L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain Lecture 20: MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW: MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 4:30 PM, 2050 VLSB TURNITIN.COM ONLINE SUBMISSION FO PAPER Class ID = 2075986 Password = endorphin AMPHETAMINE Ephedrine has high abuse potential Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine used for decongestion, not in Schedules Overseen by FDA, sale is limited Derived from Ephedra, a plant also used for ornamentation Sunset Western Garden Book , encyclopedia of Western garden plants also known as momon tea Ephedra is a genus ~many species E. sinica ~ ma huang In Asian Long tradition of use in Chinese herbal use, especially for asthma E. nevadenis, E. californica, E. viridis ~ Mormon tea Found in United States Ancient Ephedra trade routes Shanadar IV, Iraq, Ephedra pollen?. ~60,000 year Neanderthal site Soma Ancient ritual plant, praised in the Rg Veda (3500 year old Sanskrit text) “The powers of Light and Darkness are fighting it out in the spirit world. The battle could go either way, the contestants are evenly matched. We can help, from our side of the Veil, even if only a little.” ~ Dynamis (p138) Andreea Raducan, Romania Age 17 in 2000 Olympics Lost gold medal due to decongestant (pseudoephedrine) Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine Banned by FDA in 2005 for diet pills (can be used for decongestant, limited use, ex. Sudafed ®) Amphetamine molecular structure Take off two hydrogens, add oxygen
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course C 30T taught by Professor Presti during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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