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Drugs & The Nervous System. Medicinal Uses. All drugs affect receptor sites on neurons Pain Relief – narcotics, analgesics Cardiovascular Problems – regulate heartrate, blood pressure Stimulants – increase impulses Depressants – decrease impulses. Abuse. Dependence Tolerance Addiction

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Medicinal uses
Medicinal Uses

  • All drugs affect receptor sites on neurons

    • Pain Relief – narcotics, analgesics

    • Cardiovascular Problems – regulate heartrate, blood pressure

    • Stimulants – increase impulses

    • Depressants – decrease impulses


Abuse
Abuse

  • Dependence

  • Tolerance

  • Addiction

  • Withdrawal


Stimulants
Stimulants

  • Caffeine

  • Nicotine

  • Cocaine

  • Amphetamines


Depressants
Depressants

  • Alcohol

  • Barbituates


Narcotics
Narcotics

  • Heroin

  • Abused prescription pain relievers


Hallucinogens
Hallucinogens

  • Alter moods, thoughts and senses

  • LSD

  • Ergot

  • Psilocybe – mushrooms

  • Datura

  • Peyote

  • Ecstasy (also considered a depressant)


Side effects
Side Effects

  • Liver, heart, lung, or brain damage

  • Cancer

  • Changes in genitalia, sex drive

  • Weight changes

  • Depression or bipolarity (murder/suicide)


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