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According to figure 7.4 the effects of amphetamines have on the body are increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, decreased appetite, increased breathing rate, inability to sleep, sweating, dry mouth, muscle twitching, convulsions, fever, chest pain, irregular heart beat, death due to overdose. The effects that amphetamines have on the mind are decreased fatigue, increased confidence, increased feeling of alertness, restlessness, talkativeness, increased irritability, fearfulness, apprehension, distrust of people, repetitive behaviors, hallucinations, and psychosis. Amphetamines are a
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Unformatted text preview: powerful central nervous stimulant. Although physical dependency to amphetamines is not likely to be a possibility, when coming down after a long run can be just as hard and painful as if you were having withdrawals from narcotics. However, the psychological dependency that develops is extremely difficult to overcome. The increase in heart rate and blood pressure can be a fatal strain on someone who has heart and circulatory trouble, and should not be used....
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course SCI/162 AAGR0OHNS2 taught by Professor Helencole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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