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Psychostimulant poisoning

McCormack, Dan; Buckley, Nicholas


Psychostimulants are sympathomimetic activators of the central nervous system. Licit examples include caffeine, decongestants, methylphenidate, dexamphetamine and some drugs for weight loss. While these have the potential for abuse, the major problem in Australia is illicit use of amphetamines, ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and cocaine. These substances are taken to produce feelings of euphoria and well-being, increased energy and alertness. Potential problems with toxicity range...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Prescriber


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