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Transcript of Caffeine

Description of Drug Results Effects Caffeine Notes Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest Important
Details (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Stimulant
Bitter, white powder substance - in natural form
Found in seeds, leaves, fruits
Commonly consumed = mixed extract of coffee plants and tea bush
Common uses - cold, medical, headache remedies
Consumed orally by drinks (i.e. coffee, tea, energy drinks), solids (i.e. food, chocolate bars (Coffee Crisp), tablet form (NoDoz®) Long Term Effects (more than eight cups) Short Term Effects Acts as central nervous system stimulant
Temporarily wards off drowsiness, restores alertness, elevates mood
Psychoactive Drug - “a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions.”
Results in changing of mood, consciousness, perception, cognition, behavior Withdrawal Symptoms Assets map details doodles notes outlook photo frame Stimulant • Increased attentiveness
• Mood change
• Augmented metabolism
• Increased blood pressure
• Elevated body temperature Chronic insomnia
Upset stomach
Constant anxiety Severe headaches
Bad concentration
Flu symptoms
Stress Consumption Recommendation for kids
•45 mg – children aged 4 - 6
•62.5 mg – children aged 7 - 9
•85 mg – children aged 10 – 12
•adolescents 13 and older - no developed advice, no more than 2.5mg/kg body weight Caffeine Content Chart Positive Effects of Caffeine: Mental Performance
improves alertness and reaction time
perform complex tasks better
memory is better Mood
increased well-being, happiness, energy
alertness, and sociability Headaches
Caffeine causes blood vessels to constrict,
relieve headache •Sleep
Consume before bedtime, take longer to sleep,
•Sleep for shorter time and less deeply. Pregnancy
difficult conception
increased rate of miscarriages
premature deliveries
low birth weights Negative Effetcs: Myths
Heart Disease
Diabetes Dependency (high caffeine usage)
Tolerance person needs more of drug to attain previous effects
Dependence one finds is very difficult to reduce/stop consumption
Regular use = physically dependant THE END By: Akshaya and Dulasi
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