Ch. 10 - Plant Narcotics and Poisons

Ch. 10 - Plant Narcotics and Poisons - Chapter 10 Plant...

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Chapter 10          Plant Narcotics and Poisons Plant Narcotic -any psychoactive drug that is dangerously addictive  Plant Narcotics affect the central nervous system; alter the interactions between nerve cells; and changes the person’s mood and motor skills. Classification: stimulants   hallucinogens : Cause changes in thought, emotion. Depressants : dull mental awareness; reduce physical performance, and often induce sleep  or a trance-like state. Some Angiosperm families rich in these chemicals:  Solanaceae  Papaveraceae  Rubiaceae  Erythroxylaceae  Myristicaceae  Convolvulaceae 
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something to remember:                    Cannabis sativa , Cannabinaceae  Dioecious annuals, leaves palmately compound.  Opium,  Papaver somniferum  Native to southeastern Europe and W. Asia  Morphine: 
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Heroin:                                Erythroxylum coca  Erythroxylaceae  Andean Indians  Considered sacred plant by Inca tribes. Coca wine: beverage prepared by Angelo Mariani Coca Cola, first marketed as a headache remedy in 1886 originally included both caffeine rich extracts from Cola  and coca  extracts Coke:  Crack:  Free base: 
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Nicotiana spp.  Solanaceae  Leaves become tobacco after curing.  Next to alcohol and caffeine Used by native American Indians since prehistoric times. Thought that the smoke carried messages to God.  Jean Nicot: French Ambassador to Portugal Belladonna  Atropa belladonna Solanaceae  Atropine gives the psychological sensations of flying. Used by Middle Age witches
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