chapter 6 - psychostimulant

  1. psychostimulant
    drugs that increase psychomotor and sympathetic nervous system activity as well as improve alertness and positive mood
  2. amphetamine
    class of psychostimulant drugs that share a similar structure
  3. cathinone
    psychostimulant derived from the leaves of Catha edulis (also referred to as khat)
  4. cocain
    psychostimulant derived from the leaves of Erythroxyln coca
  5. cocoa paste
    liquid paste from the breaking and mixing of coca leaves
  6. freebasing
    heating and smoking the freebase form of cocaine
  7. methylecgonidine
    byproduct of the freebase sythesis process for cocaine that is harmful to the heart, lungs and liver
  8. cocain-and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART)
    peptide neurotransmitter that is produced after psychostimulant administration
  9. anorectics
    appetite suppressant drug
  10. rate-dependent effect
    differences in a drug's behavioural effects as a function of predrug administration response rate
  11. stereotypy
    psychostimulant-produced purposeless behaviour
  12. punding
    psychostimulant-induced stereotypy in humans
  13. drug-discrimination procedure
    trains an organism to recognize or discriminate between the subjective effects of a particular drug when compared to noticeably different effects
  14. training drug
    is a psychoactive interest for the study
  15. discriminative stimulus
    a stimulus that signals an opportunity for reinforcement
  16. meth mouth
    tooth decay caused by methamphetamine use
  17. psychostimulant-induced psychosis
    psychotic behaviour caused by psychostimulant use
  18. formication
    sensation of insects or worms crawling under the skin
  19. C-1021T polymorphism
    polymorphism that causes low expression of dopamine B-hydroxylase the enzyme that converts dopamine to norepinephrine
  20. disulfiram
    medication used for treating alcohol addictions that inhibits aldehyde dehydrogenase
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chapter 6 - psychostimulant