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Health Prezi---- Mushrooms

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Jose Sullivan

on 29 April 2010

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Mushrooms How does the drug affect the body? Is it a stimulant/depressant?
Mushrooms are neither a stimulant, nor a depressant. It is a hallucinogen, meaning it is a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences. The effects of hallucinogens begin within half an hour of taking the drug, are strongest in three to five hours, and last for up to 12 hours. Immediate effects can include seeing, hearing, touching or smelling things that don’t exist, intense sensory experiences (colors become very bright, sounds become sharper), mixing of the senses (‘hear’ colors or ‘see’ sounds), altered sense of time, space becomes distorted, strange bodily sensations, changed and intense thoughts, and emotional swings. Physical effects on your body may include twitching muscles, weakness, numbness, dilated pupils, shaking, nausea, vomiting, increased hearts rate, increase in blood pressure, faster respirations, and poor coordination. A long term effect is flash backs, where a person hears or sees things even months after they have a ‘bad trip’ on a hallucinogen.
What are some examples of
places people could go in order to receive help to quit (Rehabilitation/detoxification centers)? Unity Recovery Center Inc., Clearwater Rehab Center, etc. There are a lot of various places for rehabilitation.
What are some street names for the drug? shrooms, mushrooms, magic mushrooms, caps, blue meanies (Panaeolus cyanescens), boomers, mushies, liberty caps (Psilocybe semilanceata) and cubes (Psilocybe cubensis).
What systems of the body are affected/how? The nervous system is generally stimulated and more alert to your surroundings, but your senses interpret them oddly, hence the hallucination. Hallucinogens affect your brain, but not much else.
Examples of side effects.
Dilated pupils, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, stomach pains.
What are some examples of diseases that may occur from using this drug?
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive salivation, perspiration, watering of the eyes, slowed and difficult breathing, dilated pupils, confusion, and excitability.
If caught using/distributing this drug, what are some legal ramifications?
If you are caught with possession of a Class A drug, which includes acid, mushrooms, meth, or any Class B drug ready for injection, depending on where you are, you can be sentenced to life in prison or a large fine. If under seventeen, you may only be cautioned, but authorities will be noted that you were caught with them. http://www.5min.com/Video/All-about-Drugs-Mushrooms-29162131 http://www.break.com/usercontent/2008/8/Bear-Gets-High-On-Mushrooms-553930.html
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