Posts Tagged Under: cocaine

The Crack (English)

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Crack is the “Free base” of the cocaine ?

The Crack is smoked and produces a very high concentrations of cocaine in plasma that cause serious problems to the cardiovascular and CNS (Central Nervous System).

Two characteristics of that drug are that the speed of onset is shortened and the intensity of the high is magnified.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

Free base of the cocaine

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Cocaine Effects

The effects of cocaine may be acute or chronic.

The most important acute effects of cocaine are: euphoria, logorrhea, excitement, reduction of tiredness, vasoconstriction, hypertension, tachycardia, anorexia, and mydriasis (pupil dilation).

The chronic effects of that drug are: paranoia, psychotic episodes, visual and tactile hallucinations, delusions of parasitosis, dyskinesias, arrhythmia, stroke, ischemic heart disease, pulmonary edema, weight loss, and nasal septum perforation.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Cocaine and Cannabis in Spain

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According to the EMCDDA (European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction) recently made public the prevalence of consumption of cocaine in Spain is 3.6% among those between 14 and 18 years ?

Regarding the prevalence of cannabis abuse, in the same age, is 20’1%.

The good news is that compared to previous data published in 2004 saw a decline in the abuse of these drugs. The prevalence of cocaine abuse in that year was 7.2% and 25’1% for cannabis.

 

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

 

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Formication (English)

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Formication is a tactile hallucination that occur in delirium tremens, cocaine addiction and Infective Psychoses ?

 

(Edited by Dra. Moya Guirao)

Formication

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