Drug names - - Uppers- Ex: cocaine, amphetamine, caffeine,...

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A) DRUG NOMENCLATURE: 1. Chemical name: Identifies it’s chemical structure 2. Generic name: The official name used by the USDA 3. Trade name:  a) Assigned by the company name b) Company owns patent for 17 years c) Short and catchy B) DRUG USE CLASSIFICATION: 1) Sedatives - Produce drowsiness, sedation, and sleep - Clinical use: anesthesia, epilepsy, insomnia - Depressants or downers -Ex/ alcohol, pentobarbital 2) Anxiolytics - Relieve anxiety symptoms - Clinical use: calm patients - Minor tranquilizers - Ex/ valium 3) Neuroleptics - Calm psychiatric patients - Clinical use: relieve hallucinations, delusions, mania, violence - Major tranquilizers or antipsychotics - Ex/ thorazine, haldol 4) Antidepressants - Cuase excitement, restlessness in normal ppl
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- Clinical use: relieve depression or anxiety disorders - Ex: Prozac, Parnate 5) Stimulants - Cause excitation - Clinical use: limited: attention disorder (Ritalin); respiratory stimulation
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Unformatted text preview: - Uppers- Ex: cocaine, amphetamine, caffeine, nicotine 6) Narcotics- Feeling of euphoria- Clinical use: to cause sleep or relieve pain- All opiates- Ex: heroin, morphine 7) Hallucinogens- Distortions in perception or psychosis like effects- No recognized clinical use- Psychedelics- Ex: LSD, marijuana, peyote DEA: Five classes of controlled substances: Schedule Abuse Use Prescription Example I high none none heroin LSD peyote II high pain can't be refilled morphine cocaine methadone III moderate varies 6-month limit steroids nalorphine IV low varies 6-month limit Valium phenobarbital V very low varies preparation containing very limited amounts of narcotics i.e. prescription cough syrups...
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Drug names - - Uppers- Ex: cocaine, amphetamine, caffeine,...

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