CHEM 183 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Anorectic, Bufo, Alkaloid

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CHEM 183 Full Course Notes
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People often tell high schoolers that cocaine / heroin can be compared to marijuana (speakers in high school) not all in the same category: this is bad because they think dangers of cocaine etc are overblown, effects. Increases appetite: good feeling, aphrodisiac effect: it doesn"t (doesn"t actually stimulate sexual desire, tetrahydrocannabinol (thc) Link to heart attacks (small link: increases co2 in blood (smoking, heavy cannabis users show impairments in memory and attention, anti-nausea effect. Sativex (thc and cannabidiol) two components: not as good again as when you smoke it, for symptomatic relief of neuropathic pain in ms and as adjunctive analgesic treatment in patients with advanced cancer, 11. 06. 12. Chewing coca leaves in cultures: don"t get very high, high concentrations = euphoria, euphoria = alertness, sense of well being, reduced anxiety, history. Cocacola: some flavoring comes from coca plant: no cocaine, never was (extracted, myth = no cocaine! John pepperton - made it in atlanta to be a health tonic.