Cocaine

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  • Dangers Of Cocaine

    the coca plant and created the drug known as cocaine. It wasn’t until the 1880s that cocaine began to be used in the medical community. Famous psychologist, Sigmund Freud was the first to promote cocaine as a cure to depression and sexual impotence. Freud regularly used the drug and even published an article titled “Über Coca” which promoted cocaine as the “magical…

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  • Psychological Effects Of Cocaine

    Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that directly affects the brain and the central nervous system. Many users are unaware of the psychological effects that cocaine has on the brain. The user is mainly worried about using the drug and getting “high” and not the effects that the drug has on their body and brain. Cocaine is a psychoactive drug affecting the central nervous system. Cocaine eats away chunks of the brain and increases blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature, often…

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  • Cocaine Experiment

    Chemistry H Cocaine Report Cocaine is a chemical compound consisting of seventeen carbon, twelve hydrogen, one nitrogen, and four oxygen. It comes from the coca plant and is used as a local anesthetic for medical uses, but is more often used as a highly addictive street drug. It has a mood elevating affect by releasing dopamine in the brain, which in turn makes it a highly addictive drug. Cocaine is also referred to as blow, coke, crack, rock, and snow, it has these many different names because…

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  • The Abuse Of Cocaine

    One of America’s most beloved soda (Coca Cola) use to contain the teratogen Cocaine. This substance was once thought to be potentially helpful, soon became abused and addictive. Cocaine affects around thousands if not more of its users and ends up leaving them in a very dangerous health state. Regardless of how it is being used, the pleasurable effects it gives off automatically hooks the user and becomes uncontrollably addicting. The abuse of Cocaine ends up leaving the user with short-term,…

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  • Cocaine Substitution

    Cocaine is a naturally occurring chemical found in the leaf of coca plant and it is commonly known as benzoyl-methyl-ecgonine. Biologically cocaine is a strong stimulant, used as a local anesthetic by blocking the conduction of nerves impulses. It is generally snorted, inhaled, or injected directly into the veins of the addict person. Side effects may of cocaine include loss of contact with reality, nervousness, dizziness, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms include…

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  • Paper On Cocaine

    Cocaine is a mournful, addictive pain blocker particularly extracted from the leaves of Erythroxylon coca, further known as the “coca scrub,” it’s a plant that comes from the Andean highlands in South America. The name "cocaine" came from the plant "coca". When Coca-Cola first came inaccurate it contained nine milligrams of cocaine using glass - in 1903 it was moved, nonetheless the drink still has coca flavoring. William S. Halstead (1852-1922), an American surgeon, injected cocaine facing…

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  • The Effects Of Cocaine

    Cocaine is one of the oldest and the most dangerous drug that migrate through the United States. Studies have proven to show that coca leaves were used to get the heart racing and to speed up the breathing pattern. Coca was also used for religious purposes during ceremonies. There were also rumors saying coca was the cure for depression. In the eighteen hundreds coca was know as the “magical substance”. During these times there wasn’t many people to against a study. There were about five…

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  • The Cocaine Industry

    The cocaine production in South America has contributed to the deterioration of the nations’ economies. In Bolivia, the cocaine industry changes the way people work and how they view earning their money. Weatherford’s field study in Bolivia creates an understanding of the hardships and decisions families face to survive. The effects of cocaine have short and long-term changes in the human brains reward circuit paving a way for addiction. The damage of the cocaine industry on the rural Bolivians…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Cocaine

    disadvantages. Most people would agree that cocaine is a “bad” drug. However, there is a lot to be said about cocaine. Cocaine has been in use for a long time and has both benefits and disadvantages. What exactly is cocaine? The molecule for cocaine is C17H21NO4 and it is a very powerful stimulant (What is Cocaine, Drugs.com, 2014). Cocaine works in the brain by blocking chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine. (Cocaine Use and Its Effects, 2014) Cocaine is…

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  • Cocaine Research Paper

    Cocaine is a substance that has been around for many years and still remains highly abused today. Cocaine is the psychoactive agent found in coca plants. Coca is one of the first, most compelling and most dangerous drugs of natural origin. It is used medically as an anesthetic and as an illegal drug. During the 1980’s cocaine use was at its finest. It was the preferred drug of use for the wealthy and acclaimed and was part of what some called a captivating life the “Champagne of Drugs”.…

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