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Methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, MDMA MDMA increases the release of serotonin in the brain, by blocking the uptake transporter. Effects vary among different people. -produces fee l ings of se lf-conf idence and grea t energy -increases openness and empathy be tween ind iv idua
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Unformatted text preview: who have died after taking Ecstasy have collapsed with body temperatures of 40-43 C (normal b.t.: 37 C) > water intoxication: MDMA slows the kidneys, blood becomes diluted, blood cells swell and die. Same mechanism of death as drowning. Long term effects Other abused drugs Ketamine (K, Special K) Methamphetamine (Meth, Crystal, Speed) Methylphenidate (Ritalin) THC binds to THC receptors on the neighboring terminal and this sends a signal to the dopamine terminal to release more dopamine. Scientists know the least about THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) Cannabis THC reduces inflammation by blocking the production of prostaglandins. Same effect as aspirin, but 20 times more active. THC works as an anti-asthma drug by lowering the production of leukotrienes, which produce a severe contraction of the airways in an asthma attack....
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