Neurobio of Ecstasy

Neurobio of Ecstasy - Serotonin Present in Cerebral Cortex...

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Unformatted text preview: Serotonin Present in Cerebral Cortex Neumns Central 2 weeks after Ecstasy 7 years after Ecstasy Defining Ecstasy A derivative of amphetamine am phetamine MDMA: XTC: EI essence: Adam What we know: Ecstasy has short—term 8: long—term effects on the brain Short term: changes brain chemistry: behavior Long term: changes brain structure: behavior How Do We Know ? Scientific research in animals and humans Brain Ar, __ - _cstasy J' Ir neocort - hypoth Em In:- J dendrites cell body — terminal Serotonin serutnnin receptor reducel ap '\ J 1’ ‘5. , . .. ,1. Il- ’- .- hyperth .. r '9. Life -Th reatenfi fly! ffects ,- J! hyperthermia ----- Short Term Effects after Ecstasy is Gone Hermei During Ecstasy fifter Ecstasy eleveted meed depreseien-[ike feelings, irritablle Leng Term Effects ef Ecstasy: Animal Studies indicate Neuretexicity Brain chemistryr changes r seretenin reduced r seretenin metabolites reduced Brain structure changes - seretenin transporters reduced r seretenin terrninais degenerate Serotonin Present in Cerebral Cortex Neumns Central 2 weeks after Ecstasy 7 years after Ecstasy '! .i. I . _ Ecstasy Causes! legeneration of Serotonin ff Terminals l' | ' 1| I II I . _."rl.l I . r: _ I .-|' 'r' I I ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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