Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.26.12

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Unformatted text preview: uced fear and anxiety, reduced feelings of aggression Increases the sexual drive, but causes impotence and failure of orgasm in both sexes (due to the effect of serotonin on blood vessels) • Short ­term effects o Produces muscle tension and pain, especially around the mouth (teeth grinding) o Loss of concentration, irritability and depression, panic attacks, hallunication in repeated users o Death Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.26.12 WWW.STUDYTHERIGHTWAY.COM 3 Hyperthermia (and dehydration due to alcohol consumption): rise in body temperature disrupts normal functioning of the heart and brain. People who have died after taking Ecstasy have collapsed with body temperatures of 40 ­43⁰ C (normal 37 C) Water intoxication: MDMA slows the kidneys, blood becomes diluted, blood cells swell and die. Same mechanism of death as drowning Sudafed • Helps you breath better • Contains pseudophedrine, which is used to make methamphetamine (meth, crystal, speed) • Sudafed now contains phenylephrine, which cannot be used to make meth Nucleic acids • Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) o o Very large molecules o Double stranded o • Mainly found in the cell nucleus Store genetic info Ribonucleic acid (RNA) o Found in the nucleus and in the cytoplasm of a cell o Large molecules, but small compared to DNA o Single stranded o Involved in protein synthesis Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.26.12 WWW.STUDYTHERIGHTWAY.COM 4 Chemical units of DNA • Phosphate, sugar (deoxyribose), and a base (adenine, cytosine, thymine, and guanine) • In RNA, deoxyribose is replaced by ribose, and thymine by uracil • Each monomer in a chain of nucleic acid is called a nucleotide (contains phosphate, deoxyribose, and base) • A nucleoside doesn’t have a phosphate group Chemistry 1004 Professor Zysmilich Lecture Notes 3.26.12 WWW.STUDYTHERIGHTWAY.COM 5...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2012 for the course CHEM 1004 taught by Professor Martinzysmilich during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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