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Definition of drugs

Definition of hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are a class of drugs that cause symptoms resembling psychosis (hallucinations, loss of sense of reality, onyroid states and other dramatic changes in the processes of thinking and perception).

Definition of marijuana

Marijuana is a drug made from cannabis (Cannabis sativa). It is a mixture of the aboveground parts of the plant. When extracting the plant resin, a more active product, hashish, is obtained. Cannabis (a generic term for the labeling of psychoactive cannabis products) contains three major cannabinoids: cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabinol.

Definition of cocaine

Cocaine is an alkaloid derived from the bush of Erythroxylon coca, native to Bolivia and Peru. Two methods of cocaine use are currently known. The first is inhaling the drug.

Definition of amphetamines

Amphetamine and substances similar in structure have a pronounced stimulating effect on the central nervous system. Amphetamine addiction is quite typical for professional athletes, drivers carrying loads over long distances (use a drug to relieve fatigue), etc. In clinical practice, amphetamine is sometimes used for depression (doses of 2.5 to 20 mg / day) and asthenic conditions.

Definition of opioids

Opioids refer to substances that cause physical and psychological dependence. Opium is produced from opium poppy juice (Papaver somniferum), it contains more than 20 different alkaloids, the most famous of which is morphine.

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