Methamphetamine (USAN) ( /?m??æm?f?t?mi?n/), also known as metamfetamine (INN), meth, ice, speed, crystal, glass, Pro, tik, N-methylamphetamine, methylamphetamine, and desoxyephedrine, is a psychostimulant of the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of psychoactive drugs.
Methamphetamine occurs in two enantiomers, dextrorotary and levorotary; dextromethamphetamine possesses the well-known psychostimulant effects of the drug, while levomethamphetamine is CNS-inactive. Although rarely prescribed, dextromethamphetamine is FDA approved for the treatment of ADHD and obesity under the trade name Desoxyn, while levomethamphetamine is a non-prescription over-the-counter nasal decongestant.
Illicitly, methamphetamine may be sold either as pure dextromethamphetamine or in a racemic mixture. Both dextromethamphetamine and racemic methamphetamine are Schedule II controlled substances in the United States and similarly the production, distribution, sale, and possession of methamphetamine is…
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Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant. It affects Central Nervous System. Methamphetamine causes sleep disorder, impairs physical activity, increases heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. Chronic use of crystal meth may lead to mood swings, violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, insomnia, and severe dental problems. The users that inject themselves with this drug are at risk for infectious diseases, such as : HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Read more →
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Meth Addiction Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Although most of the methamphetamine used in this country comes from foreign or domestic superlabs, the drug is also easily made in small clandestine laboratories, with relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients. These factors combine to make methamphetamine a drug with high potential for widespread abuse.(NIDA drug abuse info). Crystal meth Addiction had overtaken control in the US. Until a few years ago, methamphetamine was considered a regional problem.
Largely confined to the West Coast and Southwest, it was off the radar of federal drug offices in Washington, D.C. But as the drug swept into rural Midwestern communities in the mid-1990s, catching hospitals and treatment centers unprepared for its devastating effects, steps were taken to gain a better understanding of meth’s toll on the body.(NBCNEWS.com) Methamphetamine Affect the Brain Methamphetamine increases the release and blocks the reuptake of the brain chemical (or neurotransmitter) dopamine, leading to high levels of the chemical in the brain—a common mechanism of action for most drugs of abuse.