classification of drugs >>> amphetamines >>>
The amphetamine is an abbreviation for Alpha-Methyl-Phenyl-Ethyl-AMIN. Many of the substances, which contain this structural unit, have an effect, similar to the effect of the cocaine. Different plant products have been known for a long time, that they possess amphetamine-like substances, but their wide-spreading dates from the World War II. They are not so prestigious as cocaine is; it is even often said that “amphetamines are the cocaine of the poor people”.
“The basic results from the oral dose are approximately the following ones: cheerfulness vivacity and diminished sense of fatigue; high spirits, increased initiative, confidence and ability to concentrate; often excitement and Euphoria; increased motor and talking activity…Sportsmen improve their physical abilities. These effects are constant and they can be just the opposite ones, when a hyperdose is taken or when the drug has been used for a long time.”
Even the moderate chronic use of amphetamines of amphetamines can cause high blood pressure, arrhythmia, easy excitement, sleeplessness, anxiety and aggressiveness. The loss of appetite leads to a serious loss of the body weight – from 10 to 15 kg; the undernourishment causes the arise of ulcers, which are not easily cured. These effects may appear when the amphetamines are taken in together with such foods, which contain much tyrosine – some sorts of cheese, liver, red wine and others.