• Heroin Means Losing
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    Heroin What do fatal overdose, spontaneous abortion, collapsed veins, and infectious diseases all have in common They are all serious health conditions that might occur if someone is abusing opiates. This includes heroin, also known as di acetyl morphine or dia morphine. Its abuse is more widespread than any other opiates. In this paper, opiates and heroin will be deeply discussed and their major effect on society. What does it mean to be drugged It means losing your health. It means losing the...
  • Drug Stir Drugs Corn
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    DRUG USE BY RACE/GENDER Which race has uses drugs most often? African America Which race has the second highest percent for drug use? Whites What gender uses drugs most often? Males Is the percentage of people who use illicit drugs higher for married or unmarried people? Unmarried DRUG AND THE STATES What state has the worst drug problem? California Over the last three years has the drug use for kids grade 6-12 increased or decreased? Decreased In grades 6-12 what was the illegal substance used ...
  • Cocaine Drug Coca Leaves
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    Cocaine The potent drug cocaine was first prescribed as an anesthetic and a painkiller by doctors who believed that it was a safe substitute for morphine. The drug is a white, crystalline compound that has been processed from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylum coca), a tropical shrub commonly found wild in Peru and Bolivia and cultivated in many other countries. For centuries South American Indians have chewed the coca leaves for pleasure and to help them withstand strenuous working cond...
  • Morphine Drug Heroin Pain
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    MORPHINE Morphine is a narcotic analgesic drug, which means that it is a downer painkiller. It is most commonly given intravenously (by injection) for more rapid results, but it can also effectively be given orally. It has a remarkable ability to reduce physical distress, and its calming effect protects against exhaustion in traumatic shock, internal hemorrhage, and several other conditions. This drug is truly a miracle worker. Morphine is an opiate, coming from the poppy seed. It was first isol...
  • Effects Of Codeine On The Human Body
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    Effects of Codeine on the Human Body Codeine is mainly used as a pain reliever, but is also used for the relief of a non-productive cough, and as an anti-diarrheal agent. 120 mg of codeine administered SC (subcutaneously, injected under the skin) provides pain relief equal to 10 mg of morphine administered by the same route. Doses used to relieve cough or diarrhea range from 5 mg to 30 mg. Codeine is absorbed quickly from the GI tract and it's first pass through the liver results in very little ...
  • Elaine Chase Nurse Morphine Boy
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    Elaine Chase faces four misconduct charges nurse who injected a terminally ill teenager with morphine twice in five minutes has insisted she was acting on instructions and in his best interests. The 16-year old boy, who was suffering from cancer, died a couple of hours after Elaine chase gave him the pain-killing drug. On Friday, the 51-year old fro Benfleet, Essex, insisted the boy's comfort was her priority. She denied four misconduct charges at the Nursing and Midwifery council. Following ins...
  • Opioids Analgesics Opioid Receptor
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    Opioid Analgesics Opium is the natural extract obtained from the juice of the poppy flower, Palaver somniferum and is composed of over 20 different alkaloids. "Opiate" is a term used to describe all drugs derived from opium. Because this excludes all synthetic compounds or endogenous analogues the term "opioid" has evolved to be all encompassing. Hence Opioid Analgesics refers to all compounds both natural or synthetic that have similar pharmacological properties to opiates. They are the most po...