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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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