Poster Presentation - Abstract-What is Meth? Also known as...

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Abstract- What is Meth? Also known as meth, crystal meth, ice, speed, glass and tweak, methamphetamine is a synthesized stimulant for the central nervous system, that is illegal or highly controlled most parts of the world Methamphetamine can act as a sleep inhibitor and causes alertness, concentration, euphoria and increased sexual desire Activates dopamine and norepinephrine-reward neurotransmitters of the brain Examine the chemical and biological effects caused by methamphetamine as by focusing the history and current knowledge of the drug, the modes of administration, its chemical composition and pharmacology, synthesis, health effects (short and long term) and potential treatments 1
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History Methamphetamine was first synthesized by Japanese chemist Nagayoshi in 1893 (Figure 2) Crystallized methamphetamine was synthesized in 1919 by Japanese chemist A. Ogata Methamphetamine was available as over the counter nasal decongestant known as Benzedrine (Figure 4) until 1959 and was used for treatment of depression, narcolepsy, obesity and eventually as a last resort treatment for ADHD Fig. 3. Nagayoshi Fig. 4 Benzedrine Inhaler 2
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History- During WWIi and after WWII: methamphetamine was widely distributed and used as a sleep inhibitor Germany: distributed under the name Pervitin while in Japan as Philopon It has been suggested by various authors that meth was used by Hitler (Figure 5) After WWII: prescribed by health care professional as Desoxyn, manufactured by Abbot Laboratories, to treat narcolepsy, depression, obesity and ADHD 1970: under the controlled substance act, meth was regulated causing a decrease in its use the US
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