L&S C30T Lec21 - L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain Lecture 21:...

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L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain Lecture 21: Midterm Exam: Thursday November 15 Midterm Exam Review: Monday November 12 at 4:30 PM, 2050 VLSB Updated list of key concepts on website COCA Difference between plant and chemical Pharmaceuticals mislead that plants and chemicals similar There are similarities, but chemicals and plants different Nowhere is difference seen more than in coca plant and cocaine When plant taken out of place of use and chemical extracted as purified substance, is different Analogy of sugar comes from lots of fruits Don’t hear people get into health problems, addiction from fruits like peaches But if sugar extracted, bought cheaply, then get into abuse problem Corn syrup subsidized by government, pushed to be put in processed foods Huge awareness of marijuana abuse, nothing seen on sugar use and toxicity of food supply Difference between cocaine and coca “The Ally: She can bewitch. She can seduce…” ~(Parmako p163) Cocaine around in 17 th century Primarily as local anesthetic Vin Mariani wine (with cocaine) Stimulant effect plus alcohol’s sedative effect Coca-Cola Introduction through pharmaceutical company in 1890’s in Georgia Invented by pharmacist, wanted to serve population wanting coca without alcohol Advertised as a temperance beverage
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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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L&S C30T Lec21 - L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain Lecture 21:...

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