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Chapter 17, Problem 48E
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What are the effects of cocaine and amphetamine? How do the drugs cause these effects?

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Interpretation:

The effects of cocaine and acetaminophen and the process by which they cause these effects are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Stimulants are the drugs that stimulate the central nervous system. They produce an increased level of alertness, increased energy, decreased appetite and a sense of euphoria. These effects are similar to the body's fight or flight response to potentially dangerous situations. The therapeutic uses of stimulants are less, limited, and often controversial. The examples of stimulants are cocaine, amphetamine

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Cocaine is a stimulant that occurs naturally in the leaves of erythroxylum coca. The effects produced by cocaine are that the user experiences the sense of alertness, a feeling of excitement and euphoria and a sensation of immense power. Some other side effects are anxiety, sleep deprivation, paranoia and aggression. Cocaine is either inhaled, injected or taken in crack forms. Once in the bloodstream, cocaine interacts with nerve cells for blocking the reuptake of neurotransmitters...

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