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Meth is a synthesized stimulant for the CNS, illegal or highly controlled most parts of the world Meth-act as a sleep inhibitor and causes alertness, concentration, euphoria and increased sexual desire Activates dopamine and norepinephrine-reward neurotransmitters of the brain History Meth was first synthesized by Japanese chemist Nagayoshi in 1893 Crystallized meth was synthesized in 1919 by Japanese chemist A. Ogata Meth was available as over the counter nasal decongestant known as Benzedrine until 1959 and used for treatment of depression, narcolepsy, obesity and ADHD WWII: methamphetamine was widely distributed and used as a sleep inhibitor Germany: distributed under the name Pervitin while in Japan as Philopon After WWII: prescribed as Desoxyn, manufactured by Abbot Laboratories, 1970: under the controlled substance act, meth regulated causing a decreaseU-S 1980s: a new form of meth that could be smoked and increase in meth use Since 2000: Mexico has become the major site for the illegal production of meth and the major source of meth used by Americans Modes of administration Injection is the quickest and most common large doses to reach the brain in seconds and quickly produced a euphoric high IV meth users are at risk for pulmonary embolism, a blockage of an artery of the lungs
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