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Unformatted text preview: – Loss of contact with reality because of amphetamine use – User tends to have paranoid delusions Cocaine • Central Nervous System stimulant derived from leaves of coca plant; also used as local anesthetic – From 1886-1906, Coca-Cola did indeed have cocaine in it! – Highly addictive drug – Increases dopamine and noradrenaline – Anhedonia (Inability to Feel Pleasure): • Common after cocaine withdrawal MDMA (Ecstasy) • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine • Chemically similar to amphetamine • Causes brain to release extra serotonin • Created by small variations in a drug’s structure – May cause severe liver damage and fatal heat exhaustion – Repeated use damages serotonergic brain cells, increases anxiety and depression, and leads to memory impairment...
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- Spring '10
- Consciousness, Methamphetamine, Amphetamine