cocaine


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Synonyms for cocaine

a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves

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Preston and colleagues (1997) developed procedures to identify whether a urine sample is cocaine-positive due to carryover from earlier use or due to recent cocaine use.
The authors focused on the physiology of neurons before and after taking cocaine in the offspring of cocaine-experienced fathers, and found that they were less sensitive to the drug and less likely to succumb to addictive behaviours.
Many studies have examined the effects of drugs like cocaine and heroin in people with HIV infection.
Some of the rats used in the study were so addicted to cocaine, they kept seeking it even when pursuing the drug meant receiving a painful electrical shock.
They found that the users had widespread loss of grey matter which was directly related to the duration of their cocaine abuse and that this reduction in volume was associated with greater compulsion to take cocaine.
David Liddell, who will lead the review for the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, said it would look at who uses cocaine, how often they take it and what other drugs they are using at the same time.
Cocaine is a very simple molecule, but you can attach a simple molecule to a complex molecule and still trigger the immune system.
All participants also took part in weekly relapse-prevention therapy, had their blood tested for antibodies to cocaine, and had their urine tested three times a week for the presence of opioids and cocaine.
Drug dealers are mixing pure cocaine with tetramisole to make it go further.
International Narcotics Control Board cites the estimate of cocaine-related deaths circa 1912 as evidence that the legal availability of cocaine, which the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 effectively banned for nonmedical use, led to widespread abuse and addiction.
1, Roxbury, is being held on $50,000 cash bail, $500,000 surety on charges of trafficking in cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, resisting arrest and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
During the mid to late 1980s, reports suggested that cocaine use during pregnancy caused congenital malformations, which were followed by other reports suggesting that cocaine had adverse effects on long-term neurodevelopment in children exposed in utero.
Cocaine blocks the reuptake of dopamine, and after chronic abuse it causes a reduction in the number of postsynaptic dopamine receptors and eventually leads to damage of dopamine-responsive cells in the brain, said Dr.
Women who use cocaine have many other risk factors for poor neonatal outcome and adverse long-term effects on the child than do women who don't use cocaine, such as low socioeconomic class, smoking, poor nutrition, and abuse of other drugs.
This research aimed to investigate an inner city community's perception of cocaine use in Ireland.