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Derived from

Phenylethylamine

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They are sympathomimetic drugs

Mimics the effect of stimulation on the nervous system by increasing the levels of dopamine

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Amphetamines were Initially used to treat

Narcolepsy

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Amphetamines are schedule

II

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The amphetamines most commonly a used by college students

Methamphetamine
MDMA

*designer amphetamines*

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Methamphetamine two forms

Crystalline powder --> "speed," "meth," tastes bitter

Smoked form --> "ice," "crystal," "glass"

Injection --> needle use

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Amphetamines increase

Heart rate
Blood pressure
Pupil size
Respiration
Sensory acuity
Energy

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Amphetamines decrease

Appetite
Sleep
Reaction time

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Amohetamines are chemically related to

Adrenaline

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Renal elimination

Kidneys

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Hepatic elimination

Liver

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Amphetamine stimulants

Meth
MDMA

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Amphetamine Hallucinogenics

MDMA

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Dopamine

A significant role player in regulating and controlling your pleasure level

*produced in nerve cells*

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Methamphetamine and dopamine

Meth releases large amounts of dopamine in the brain, causing feelings of pleasure and euphoria

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Cathinones

CNS stimulant similar to meth, MDMA or cocaine

Increased alertness, arousal, anxiety

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Cathinones can be consumed

Oral ingestion (swallowing capsules)
Insufflation (snorting)
Rectally (plugging or enema)
IV