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Department
Psychology
Course
PS268
Professor
Phillip Servos
Semester
Winter

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Drugs and behavior: Text Book Supplement Notes Midterm two: chapters 6, 10, 15 Chapter 6: Stimulants Cocaine  Central nervous system stimulant o Creates intense feelings of pleasure, increases alertness, and decreases appetite and the need for sleep  History o 500BCE: inca empire first to use coca o coca: a bush that grows in the Andes and produces cocaine o cocaine: the active chemical in the coca plant o natives of the andes mountains in Bolivia and peru still use coca today  chew the leaves and holding a ball of it in their mouth  freedom of fatigue allows them to run or carry large bundles up the mountains  Psychoactive effects can be made stronger by adding some calcified lime to raise the alkalinity inside the mouth, this allows greater extraction of the cocaine and allows greater absorption into the blood supplying the mouth.  the terrain poor for growing everything except erythroxylon coca  60
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