Published January 31, 2006
by Benchmark Books (NY) .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||96|
The Facts about Amphetamines Drugs (Benchmark Books (Firm))) The Facts about Drugs Series: Author: Francha Roffe Menhard: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Marshall Cavendish, ISBN: , Length: 96 pages: Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction › Health & Daily Living › Substance Abuse. Get this from a library! The facts about amphetamines. [Francha Roffe Menhard] -- "Describes the history, characteristics, legal status, and abuse of amphetamines and methamphetamines"--Provided by . Amphetamine abuse is very widespread and often unintended. Cynthia Kuhn and her coauthors summarized the dangers of amphetamines in their book Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy. In a word, the buzz from. Amphetamine Facts and Fiction. There are a lot of half truths and outright fiction surrounding amphetamines and amphetamine abuse. Some of these myths are so close to the truth that they are easily believable particularly since some amphetamines are prescribed for conditions like ADHD.
Australians aged 14 years and over had ever used amphetamines (for non-medical purposes). Overall, 4% of Western Australians aged 14 years and over had used amphetamines in the last year and 2% had used amphetamines in the last four weeks. Amphetamine use was highest among to year-olds. In total, 30% of to Amphetamine is a powerful stimulator of the central nervous system. It is used to treat some medical conditions, but it is also highly addictive, with a history of abuse. Between World War II and the s, amphetamines were not used to treat: Asthma Obesity Narcolepsy Irregular heartbeat Colds. About how many 10th and 12th graders have ever used amphetamines without a prescription? 2% 10% 15% 27%. Which of these is one of the most common street names for amphetamines? Crystal meth may be distinguished from other drugs and compounds by its properties. The compound forms two enantiomers (compounds which are mirror images of each other), dextromethamphetamine and levomethamphetamine.; Methamphetamine hydrochloride salt is a white crystal or crystalline powder at room temperature that is bitter-tasting and odorless, with a melting .
At present, amphetamines are prescribed for the treatment of ADHD, narcolepsy, obesity and depression. Forms and Routes of Administration. Amphetamines are available in tablet/capsule, base/paste, sheet-like crystal, powder/speed and liquid forms. The base/paste form is sometimes called “wet speed” and is popular in Europe. Amphetamines + some antidepressants: elevated blood pressure, which can lead to irregular heartbeat, heart failure and stroke. 4. Amphetamines + alcohol, cannabis or benzodiazepines: the body is placed under a high degree of stress as it attempts to deal with the conflicting effects of both types of drugs, which can lead to an overdose. 6. Jacobson was Kennedy's "Dr. Feelgood," injecting the president with amphetamines four times a week, according to new book by author Christopher Andersen. (AP) That didn't mean she took Jack's. Amphetamine was first synthesized by German chemist L. Edeleano in (originally named phenylisopropylamine). In the 's amphetamines were first marketed as 'benzedrine' in an over-the-counter inhaler to treat congestion and in the late 30's, amphetamine was prescribed for the treatment of narcolepsy and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).