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Transcript of Drugs
& Duncan Eckels Stimulants: Speed up the activity of the nervous system, make you feel more alert and energetic In example: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Pseudoephidrine, Nicotine, Caffeine...ect Cocaine How it kills Cocaine kills most commonly by heart attack, brain damage, or over heating. FAST FACT CRACK KILLS Ecstasy Stimulates the mild release of serotonin
Effects the mood, appetite, perception, and sleep Methamphetamine Cocaine works as an injection or by smoking it.
in the brain it blocks the dopamine transporters and traps the dopamine inside the synaptic cleft.
This makes the cell over stimulate How it kills Commonly, by overheating
"Club Drugs" are often used in overcrowded, hot places, increasing chances It mimics dopamine
Gets inside the nerve cell and forces dopamine out into the synaptic cleft How it kills Heart attack
Overheating Depressants Depressants are substances which slow down the normal function of the central nervous system In example: Alchohol, opiates and opioids(heroin), and cannabis Hallucinogen They alter the users perception of reality In example: LSD, magic mushrooms, ecstacy, ketamine Alchohol LSD It is exclusive to seratonin neurons
Interacts with particular receptors, but not always the same way How it kills It impairs your ability to make judgments and to recognize when something is a danger to you Ketamine Its a drug used in human and veterinary medicine
Primarily for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia
Usually in combination with a sedative Long term effects It can cause profound physical and mental problems
Impaired learning ability
Potentially fatal respiratory problems Mushrooms Disrupt how nerve cells and neurotransmitters interact with seratonin in the brain and spinal cord Marijuana Heroin Flash backs can occur up to years after you use the drug causing you to feel the effects of the drug even when sober Long Term Effects Highly addcitive Can be injected, snorted, or smoked Heroin depresses nerve transmission in sensory pathways of the spinal cord and brain that signal pain Long Term Effects infection of the heart, liver disease, lung disease, herpes and HIV or AIDS from needle use. Mix of dried leaves and flowers from the plant cannabis THC moves quickly through the bloodstream to the brain and other organs throughout the body Long Term Effects Possible brain damage and lung cancer Produced from natural fermentation of fruits, vegetables and grains Long Term Effects damages your brain, stomach, liver, kidneys and muscles a relaxing effect
impairs reaction time
reduces coordination Drug Effects Quiz 1. What do depresants do? 2. What do halucinagenics do? 3. What do stimulants do? 4. What is the legal use of katamine? 5. What drug is known as club drug?