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  Amphetamine (PIM 934)
Amphetamine is rapidly absorbed by inhalation and is abused by this route (Brust, 1993).
Guanethidine - amphetamine inhibits the antihypertensive response to guanethidine.
The triad of hyperactivity, hyperpyrexia, and hypertension is characteristic of acute amphetamine overdosage.
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 Chronic Amphetamine Use and Abuse
Early investigations of the properties of amphetamine focused on the peripheral effects and found that amphetamine was a sympathomimetic agent with bronchodilator properties.
Sustained high-dose administration of amphetamines (especially methamphetamine) to experimental animals produces a persistent depletion of DA which is associated with terminal degeneration (62, 182, 195), as well as neuronal chromatolysis in the brain stem, cortex and striatum (42, 182).
In chronic high-dose cocaine (75) or amphetamine abuse (49), energy and euphoria induced by active drug administration is replaced in withdrawal by rebound dysphoric and anergic symptoms that appear to occur whether or not the stimulant abuser meets the diagnostic criteria for a mood disorder (74).
www.acnp.org /g4/GN401000166/CH162.htm   (16249 words)

  
 Amphetamine Information from Drugs.com
Amphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD).
Amphetamine may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or restlessness, and it may hide the symptoms of extreme tiredness.
Amphetamine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether it will be harmful to an unborn baby.
www.drugs.com /amphetamine.html   (1238 words)

  
 NAMI | Adderall (amphetamine)
Amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, and mixed amphetamine salts increase effective use of dopamine and norepinephrine in parts of the brain that regulate attention and behavior in order to control symptoms associated with ADHD and improve functioning.  Scientific literature shows that stimulant medications including amphetamine and dextroamphetamine are the most effective treatment options for ADHD. ; The
Amphetamine medications are taken by mouth, in the morning, with or without food, exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional.
Amphetamine medications should be avoided in individuals who have a heart defect (structural abnormalities), uncontrolled high blood pressure, or a disorder of the heart or blood vessels.
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 Amphetamine
Amphetamine was first marketed in the 1930s as Benzedrine in an over-the-counter inhaler to treat nasal congestion.
Amphetamines became a cure-all for helping truckers to complete their long routes without falling asleep, for weight control, for helping athletes to perform better and train longer, and for treating mild depression.
Intravenous amphetamine abuse spread among a subculture known as "speed freaks." With experience, it became evident that the dangers of abuse of these drugs outweighed most of their therapeutic uses.
www.streetdrugs.org /amphetamine.htm   (318 words)

  
 eMedicine - Toxicity, Amphetamine : Article by Neal Handly
The relative activities that amphetamines have to stimulate the receptors of these biogenic amines are dependent on the chemical substituents on the amphetamine molecule; thus, the clinical presentation is dependent on the type of amphetamine used.
Amphetamines may alter other neural functions such as complex behavioral and learning patternings; this may be important for understanding effects of amphetamine use during pregnancy.
Educate patients on the toxic effects of amphetamines and that amphetamines are not a safe alternative to cocaine use.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic23.htm   (4664 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine
Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine tablets are also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep).
Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine combination should not be taken in the late afternoon or evening because it may cause difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine should not be used to treat excessive tiredness that is not caused by narcolepsy.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a601234.html   (1631 words)

  
 Neuroscience for Kids - Amphetamines
Amphetamines were originally developed to treat asthma, sleep disorders (narcolepsy) and hyperactivity.
It appears that the main action of amphetamines is to increase the synaptic activity of the dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitter systems.
Many of the effects of amphetamines are similar to cocaine.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/amp.html   (263 words)

  
 Erowid Amphetamine (Adderall) Vault
Amphetamine is a strong physical and mental stimulant available widely in both prescription and street forms.
How does dissolving amphetamine in a liquid affect its pot...
The Transition to Amphetamine Abuse, by Stephen Pittel & Ricardo Hofer
www.erowid.org /chemicals/amphetamines   (268 words)

  
 Amphetamine abuse - WrongDiagnosis.com
Amphetamine abuse symptoms with no known use of such drugs.
Amphetamine appears to exert its central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral effects indirectly by inducing the release of biogenic amines from their storage sites in nerve terminals.
Amphetamine induces psychologic dependence which is manifested by elevated mood, increased wakefulness, concentration, physical performance and a feeling of well-being.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /a/amphetamines/intro.htm   (347 words)

  
 Amphetamine definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Amphetamine: A drug with a stimulant effect on the central nervous system that can be both physically and psychologically addictive when overused.
The street term "speed" refers to stimulant drugs such as amphetamine.
amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, Adderall - Explains the medication amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall), two drugs used in combination to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20575   (167 words)

  
 Amphetamine for Linux
Amphetamine is a cool Jump'n Run game offering some unique visual effects.
For more information, go to the official Amphetamine homepage.
If you want to make a comment on Amphetamine in general, in particuar on the version for that other OS, you should send it to Jonas Spillmann (jsp@student.ethz.ch).
n.ethz.ch /student/loehrerl/amph/amph.html   (106 words)

  
  amphetamine - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Amphetamines have stimulating effects opposite to the effects of depressants such as alcohol, narcotics, and barbiturates.
Amphetamines are inhaled, taken orally, or injected; as with other injected drugs, needle sharing increases the risk of contracting the AIDS virus.
For law enforcement purposes in the United States, most amphetamines are grouped with such drugs as cocaine and morphine because of the similarity in their effects, medical usefulness, and high potential for abuse.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-amphetam.html   (657 words)

  
 Amphetamine Information on Healthline
Amphetamine may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or restlessness, and it may hide the symptoms of extreme tiredness.
Amphetamine is a stimulant and an appetite suppressant.
Amphetamine is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD).
www.healthline.com /multumcontent/amphetamine   (801 words)

  
 Treatment for amphetamine dependence and abuse
Dependence on amphetamines is more common than cocaine and heroin dependence combined, and ending dependence on amphetamines can be as difficult as it is for cocaine and heroin.
Amphetamine use is of concern because it causes a variety of devastating health physical and neurological consequences, including amphetamine-induced mental disorders.
However, the results of neurotoxic studies of amphetamines are also crucial for the study designs appropriate for further treatment studies for amphetamine dependence and abuse.
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 Treatment for amphetamine withdrawal
As amphetamine has some similarities to cocaine, withdrawal treatments for cocaine are sometimes used for amphetamines.
Amphetamine withdrawal has been less studied although it is a common problem with a prevalent rate of 87% among amphetamine users.
Naturalistic studies of amphetamine withdrawal symptoms and course are also crucial for the development of study designs appropriate for further treatment studies of amphetamine withdrawal.
www.cochrane.org /reviews/en/ab003021.html   (542 words)

  
 Amphetamine Dependence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amphetamine (or similar stimulant) abuse: A destructive pattern of amphetamine (or similar stimulant) use, leading to significant social, occupational, or medical impairment.
Either need for markedly increased amounts of amphetamine (or similar stimulant) to achieve intoxication, or markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of amphetamine (or similar stimulant).
Amphetamine (or similar stimulant) caused reduction in social, occupational or recreational activities: Important social, occupational, or recreational activities given up or reduced because of amphetamine (or similar stimulant) use.
www.psychologynet.org /meth.html   (396 words)

  
 News from DEA, Congressional Testimony, 05/16/00
However, amphetamine prescriptions (primarily Adderall®;) have increased dramatically since 1996: from about 1.3 million to nearly six million (see Figure 3).
Analyzed on a per capita basis in entire states or by zip code areas within a state, ARCOS data indicates that there is wide variability in the use of methylphenidate and amphetamine from one state to another and from one community to another within the states.
Unlike amphetamine, methamphetamine and cocaine where illicit manufacturing accounts for the vast availability of these drugs for abuse, pharmaceutical products diverted from legitimate channels are the only sources of methylphenidate available for abuse.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/pubs/cngrtest/ct051600.htm   (2798 words)

  
 phentermine amphetamine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amphetamine may reduce the pharmaceutical market for adult use in this drug Administration from sunlight and blood pressure Dry mouth, diarrhea or tremor, nervousness or another seizure disorder, or emotional troubles.
Phentermine may not use Phentermine is phentermine amphetamine also theorized that might harm the bus to suppress appetite, and all medications out of heart disease or impotence or cut back to 37.5 mg in the information does not a proper diet and continue taking the day.
Amphetamine may not known as your hand moves towards the last longer than directed.
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 Rapid Amphetamine Test
Amphetamines are central nervous stimulants whose effects include alertness, wakefulness, increased energy, increased blood pressure, reduced hunger and an overall feeling of well being.
The QuickScreen One-Step Amphetamine Test employs a unique combination of monoclonal antibodies to selectively identify Amphetamine and its derivative metabolites in urine with a high degree of sensitivity.
When Amphetamine levels are below 1000 ng/ml (the detection cutoff sensitivity of the test) unbound antibody-dye conjugate binds to immobilized antigen conjugate in the Test Zone ("T"), producing a pink-rose colored band that indicates a negative result.
www.craigmedical.com /amphetamine.htm   (1076 words)

  
 Amphetamine Abuse -- eCureMe.com
The illegal street version of amphetamine, i.e., speed, is often "cooked up" in a dangerously explosive, "homemade" laboratory, to produce a powdered substance that can be inhaled, snorted, injected, smoked, or swallowed.
Medically, amphetamine affects the part of the nervous system that "revs up" the body similar to adrenaline.
It is extremely psychologically addictive (intensely craved), but it is not physically addictive like narcotics, such as heroin (physical addiction means, an individual becomes ill when he attempts to discontinue a drug).
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/data/Amphetamine_Abuse.asp   (315 words)

  
 ABC 7 News - Bonds Reportedly Failed Amphetamine Test   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Barry Bonds' reported positive test for amphetamines last season could be another snag in contract negotiations with the San Francisco Giants.
News of the failed test, reported Thursday in the Daily News, is the latest in a long list of allegations surrounding the slugger, who will face more questions this season about whether he used performance-enhancing drugs in his pursuit of Hank Aaron's home run record.
A player is not identified until after failing two amphetamines tests, which also results in a 25-game suspension.
www.wjla.com /news/stories/0107/387545.html   (1356 words)

  
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Amphetamine Mixed Salts May Be Effective for ADHD in Bipolar...
Amphetamine was first introduced in the 1930s as a remedy for nasal congestion.
The flow of amphetamine from Burma to Thailand in this year is doubled to 700 to 800...
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