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Pharmacologically, ritalin works on the neurotransmitter dopamine, and in that respect resembles the stimulant characteristics of cocaine.
One of the most detrimental side effectst of heroin, is heroin addiction itself.
Morphine is a narcotic analgesic. Morphine was first isolated from opium in 1805 by a German pharmacist, Wilhelm Sertürner.
The researchers found that the nerve cells (neurons) damaged by ecstasy are those that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
Hydrocodone is an effective
antitussive (anti-cough) agent, and as an opiate it is also an effective analgesic
for mild to moderate pain control. Five mg of Hydrocodone is equivalent to 30
mg of codeine when administered orally. Early comparisons concluded that Hydrocodone
and morphine were equivalent for pain control in humans. However, it is now
considered that a dose of 15 mg (1/4 gr) of Hydrocodone is equivalent to 10
mg (1/6 gr) of morphine. Hydrocodone is considered to be morphine-like in all
Hydrocodone abuse is an
increasing trend in non-chronic pain suffering persons. The abuser of these
drugs has been shown not to be the inner city youth, but instead a famous actor,
a suburban real estate agent, or your next door neighbor. First time abuse of
these drugs has been surging, most commonly with the oxycodone and Hydrocodone
type painkillers. The two differ slightly in their chemical makeup but have
a similar effect on the body.
Hydrocodone side effects
include but are not limited to:
- decreased mental &
- difficulty breathing
- difficulty urination
- dry throat
- emotional dependence
- exaggerated feeling of
- extreme calm (sedation)
- exaggerated sense of
- mental clouding
- mood changes
- nausea & vomiting
- tightness in chest
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