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What is Amphetamine abuse?

What is Amphetamine abuse?

  • Amphetamine abuse: Use of the stimulant drugs known as amphetamines or "speed".
  • Amphetamine abuse: A synthetic substance related to natural sympathomimetic amines. 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. This agent is a commonly abused psychostimulant drug, which may be snorted, taken orally, smoked, or injected. Amphetamine induces psychologic dependence which is manifested by elevated mood, increased wakefulness, concentration, physical performance and a feeling of well-being. With sustained use, the effects of tachycardia and enhanced alertness diminish while psychotoxic effects such as hallucinations and delusions may occur. (NCI04)
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Amphetamine abuse: Introduction

Types of Amphetamine abuse:

Broader types of Amphetamine abuse:

How many people get Amphetamine abuse?

Lifetime risk of Amphetamine abuse: 8.9% of people reported prior use of amphetamines in Australia 2001 (2001 National Drug Safety Household Survey, AIHW, May 2002)

Who gets Amphetamine abuse?

Patient Profile for Amphetamine abuse: Typically young adults; also teens; but almost any age possible.

How serious is Amphetamine abuse?

Complications of Amphetamine abuse: see complications of Amphetamine abuse

What causes Amphetamine abuse?

Causes of Amphetamine abuse: see causes of Amphetamine abuse

What are the symptoms of Amphetamine abuse?

Symptoms of Amphetamine abuse: see symptoms of Amphetamine abuse

Complications of Amphetamine abuse: see complications of Amphetamine abuse

Amphetamine abuse: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Amphetamine abuse.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Amphetamine abuse.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Amphetamine abuse: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Amphetamine abuse.
Treatments for Amphetamine abuse: see treatments for Amphetamine abuse
Research for Amphetamine abuse: see research for Amphetamine abuse

Name and Aliases of Amphetamine abuse

Main name of condition: Amphetamine abuse

Other names or spellings for Amphetamine abuse:


Amfetamine, Amphetamine sulfate Source - Diseases Database

Amphetamine abuse: Related Conditions

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