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Diseases » Cocaine abuse » Summary
 

What is Cocaine abuse?

What is Cocaine abuse?

  • Cocaine abuse: Stimulant drug with various effects.
  • 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
  • Cocaine abuse: a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Cocaine abuse: Introduction

Types of Cocaine abuse:

Broader types of Cocaine abuse:

How serious is Cocaine abuse?

Complications of Cocaine abuse: see complications of Cocaine abuse
Deaths for Cocaine abuse: 87 deaths in the UK 1999 (National Statistics, UK Government, 2001)

What causes Cocaine abuse?

Causes of Cocaine abuse: see causes of Cocaine abuse

What are the symptoms of Cocaine abuse?

Symptoms of Cocaine abuse: see symptoms of Cocaine abuse

Complications of Cocaine abuse: see complications of Cocaine abuse

Cocaine abuse: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cocaine abuse.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cocaine abuse.

How is it treated?

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

Society issues for Cocaine abuse


Hospitalization statistics for Cocaine abuse: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Cocaine abuse:

  • 0.002% (276) of hospital consultant episodes were for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cocaine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 91% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cocaine required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cocaine were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cocaine were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cocaine required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Cocaine abuse

Main name of condition: Cocaine abuse

Other names or spellings for Cocaine abuse:

crack

Cocain
Source - WordNet 2.1

Cocaine abuse: Related Conditions

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