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Cocaine abuse

Cocaine abuse: Introduction

Cocaine abuse: Stimulant drug with various effects. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cocaine abuse is available below.

Symptoms of Cocaine abuse

Treatments for Cocaine abuse

  • Admission that there is a problem
  • Medications to aid quitting
  • Hospitalization during quitting
  • Cold turkey - not recommended.
  • Counselling
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cocaine abuse?

Cocaine abuse: Related Patient Stories

Cocaine abuse: Deaths

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Cocaine abuse: Complications

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Causes of Cocaine abuse

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Disease Topics Related To Cocaine abuse

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Cocaine abuse: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cocaine abuse

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see more »

Cocaine abuse: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cocaine abuse

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Cocaine abuse: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Cocaine abuse

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Prognosis for Cocaine abuse

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Statistics for Cocaine abuse

Cocaine abuse: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Cocaine abuse:

An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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