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Cocaine is a naturally occurring chemical found in the leaf of coca plant and it is commonly known as benzoyl-methyl-ecgonine. Biologically cocaine is a strong stimulant, used as a local anesthetic by blocking the conduction of nerves impulses. It is generally snorted, inhaled, or injected directly into the veins of the addict person. Side effects may of cocaine include loss of contact with reality, nervousness, dizziness, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms include a fast heart rate, sweating, and large pupils. Cocaine works by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin, norephinephrine, and dopamine in the brain. This results in greater concentrations of these three neurotransmitters in the brain. Cocaine is addictive due to its pharmacological effect on the brains reward Mechanism.
Related Journals of Cocaine Addiction
Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology International, International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology, Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy, Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology, Arzneimittel-Forschung/Drug Research, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Microbial Drug Resistance, Journal of Drug Targeting, CNS and Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets.