Dangerous Amphetamines

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (1996) Dangerous Amphetamines. The Sun.

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AMPHETAMINES ARE GENERALLY described as "stimulants." They are more appropriately called psychomotor stimulants becaue of their many actions that stimulate the brain. They are agents that can improve physical performance by increasing alertness, reducing sleepiness or prolonging endurance. Amphetamines are a group of synthetic chemicals that structurally resemble the naturallyoccurring chemicals in the body, neutrotransmitters, which are found in the brain. In fact, amphetamines are capable of displacing neutrotransmitters to exert their actions, causing a variety of central nervous system (CNS) effects. Moreover, amphetamines are fatsoluble and enter the brain easily to create a general "artificial" feeling of wellbeing, which enhances their abuse potential. With repeated use, the drug tends to accumulate in the brain and fatty cells of the body.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 03:47
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 03:47
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33761

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