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  • Amphetamine Drug Discovery

    serendipitous discovery. The drug that my partner and I research for is amphetamine. By definition, amphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that affects chemicals in the brain. Nowadays, amphetamine is a medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, and obesity. The history of amphetamine began in the 1800s, when a Romanian chemist who was named Lazar Edeleanu synthesized the drug from a chemical compound. But it has been unknown until 1927, when Gordon Alles and reported to have sympathomimetic…

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  • Desoxyn (Methamphitamine) Classification: CNS Stimulant

    Desoxyn (Methamphitamine ) Classification: CNS Stimulant/Anorexiant/ Sympathomimetic MW: 149.237 g/mol pKa: 9.87 (at 25 °C) Chemical Formula: C10H15N IUPAC Name: (2S)-N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine Description Methamphetamine comes under category of amphetamine type stimulants. Methamphetamine is an Amphetamine Anorectic and Central Nervous System Stimulant. Other than clinical usage as an oral form or Intravenous form, methamphetamine has been highly abused as street drugs by…

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  • Adderall Should Not Be Banned Essay

    disorder as well. Of the children with this disorder about 66.3 percent are on medications to help deal with it. When diagnosed with ADHD, doctors usually prescribe the drug Adderall to help treat this disorder. This drug is an amphetamine that is used to help people who suffer from ADHD focus and pay attention better. The neurotransmitters in the brain play a big role in a person’s ability to concentrate. According to an article, “When someone takes them, the drugs boost the effects on those…

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  • Informative Speech On Adhd

    playing and engaging in activities quietly (‘’Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ,ADHD, in children’’). As of the moment ADHD is incurable, but there are medications and alternatives to prevent the effects of ADHD (‘’Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ,ADHD, in children’’). Some alternatives that are used are today is yoga, meditation, vitamin and mineral supplements, and some special diets (‘’Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ,ADHD, in children’’). Today, stimulant drugs are…

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  • Ecstasy Research Paper

    com/dictionary/ecstasy. As with all drugs, ecstasy was produced to treat one symptom and evolved to affect another part of the brain. This research will address: what is ecstasy, how does ecstasy work, the short and long-term effects from using ecstasy, users of the drug, and prevention and support. Although ecstasy was introduced as a legal drug to address an ailment, its long term effects caused it to not be an efficient drug for consumption and an illegal drug. What is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is a…

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  • Adderall: A Case Study

    Amphetamines are characterized as dopamine releasers that elevate levels of dopamine in the synaptic cleft, the space between neurons at a nerve synapse, by four distinct mechanisms. The primary mechanism involves amphetamine acting as a substrate for dopamine transporters. The transporters are responsible for pumping dopamine out of the synaptic cleft back into the cytoplasm of presynaptic neurons. The binding of amphetamines to dopamine transporters, inhibit dopamine uptake resulting in a…

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  • Meth Essay

    Methamphetamine- History and Global Policy Amphetamine drugs are the second mostly used drugs in the world (Gunter, 2007). Amphetamine was first made in Germany in 1887 and was initially used to treat asthma and colds. In 1919, a Japanese, Nagayoshi Nagai made Methamphetamine (Meth) from ephedrine. During the first world war, to keep pilots awake in Germany, USA, Japan and Britannia, they were given methamphetamine. In the 1950s, meth was largely abused by students, athletes, and drivers as an…

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  • Substance Abuse In Sports Essay

    Substance abuse has been an issue since before the beginning of organized athletics, even though most people believe that substance abuse started with organized athletics. Some of the most common substances mentioned include marijuana, alcohol, and amphetamine. There are many others that one hears about which includes cocaine and tobacco, but were not mentioned. The value of this information is useful for working with athletes and for the exercise physiologists because of their work with…

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  • Summary: Nonmedical Use Of Adderall

    A study was able to identify major problems that would arise from Adderall toxicity when they examined 3 dogs that ingested large amounts of Adderall. It was identified that clinical signs of overdose of Adderall in human include hyperthermia, tachycardia, tachypnea, mydriasis, tremors, and seizures. These can lead to permanent issues if not treated properly and in timely manner. The study states that “in humans, death from amphetamine has been recorded with as low a dose as 1.5 mg/kg”…

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  • Methamphetamine Research Paper

    Timothy Knopick Professor Pamela Peters HUS 1400: Alcoholism & Other Drug Abuse Methamphetamine I choose Methamphetamine as my topic for discussion. The reason I choose it is a two part answer. The first reason is I want to learn more about the drug, the side effects, and the precursors needed to manufacture it. The second reason is I work in law enforcement and would like get a better understanding of the reasons why people become addicted. In hopes of gaining a better understanding so I could…

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