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Transcript of COCAINE PREZI
2-->The function of these transporters is to remove dopamine molecules from the synaptic cleft.
3-->When cocaine blocks the transporters, dopamine stays in the synaptic cleft, and therefore binds over and over again to the protein receptors on the post synaptic membrane.
4-->This over stimulates the cell, and it leaves the user feeling excited, energetic and euphoric. Cocaine is an EXCITATORY drug How Cocaine acts in Synaptic Transmission When cocaine enters the brain, it blocks the dopamine transporter from pumping dopamine back into the transmitting neuron, flooding the synapse with dopamine. This intensifies and prolongs the stimulation of receiving neurons in the brain’s pleasure circuits, causing a cocaine high. Animation https://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih2/addiction/activities/lesson3_cocaine.htm Details of effect of individual taking the drug: Negative and positive effects on behavior of individual: Any used derivatives of the drug: Level of addiction caused: Common names of Cocaine: Positive Effects Negative Effects Benzoylmethylecgonine
Aunt, Aunt Nora
Bazulco, Batman, Hubba
Bernice, Bernie, Bernie’s flakes, Bernie’s gold dust
Big bloke, Big C, Big flake
C, C-dust, C-game, Candy C, Candy Cane
Snow, Snow White
Yeyo Crack cocaine
Cocaine mixed with Marijuana
Cocaine mixed with Heroine Webgraphy http://casapalmera.com/street-names-of-cocaine/ http://casapalmera.com/nicknames-and-street-names-for-cocaine/ Users feel surge of energy
Feeling of supremacy and confidence
Users talk fast and excitedly
Are very active Irritability
Slowed ability to think
Loss of motivation
Users can also become paranoid
Show dilated pupils http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/cocaine-effects.html The “high” that is achieved from cocaine is very intense, yet only lasts for an average of 30 minutes.
Users' heart rate and blood pressure are going up
Arteries constricted all over the body
Irritates nose ans sinuses, can destroy internal structure of nose
Arterial constriction, can cause oxygen starvation in the digestive tract resulting in ulcers or even gangrene http://casapalmera.com/the-facts-of-cocaine-addiction/ It produces intensely pleasurable and addictive effects, making it both physically and psychologically addictive. There are many signs of cocaine abuse, including the following physical, emotional and behavioral signs: Runny nose or frequent sniffing
Increased susceptibility to illness
Perspiration or chills
Nausea or vomiting
Changes in friends
Loss of interest in school, family, or activities
Frequently in need of money
Unusual energy followed by excessive sleeping Depression
Erratic behavior/Frequent mood swings
Isolation and withdrawal
Increased time away from family
Thoughts of suicide
Talking rapidly The coca plant grows high in the Andean mountains along the western coast of South America (shown by the dark green area on the map). The coca leaves are chewed by the Indians of Peru and Bolivia. They act as a mild stimulant, suppressing the hunger and fatigue that go along with living and working at high altitudes.
It takes 500 pounds of coca leaves, worth about $500, to produce a pound of cocaine. That pound of cocaine is worth $9,000 in Colombia and $27,000 in the United States. Once in the United States, the pound of cocaine is cut (diluted) five or six times and is worth about $150,000 when finally sold on the street.
Formerly, cocaine was cut with glucose, lactose, or quinine. Today it may be cut with talcum power, corn starch, or any other readily available white, powdery substance. http://deep6inc.com/previewcoc02.html