• Effects of Amphetamine on the Body

    Amphetamine is a synthetic central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that was first synthesized by in Germany in 1887. Due to its euphorigenic properties and its ability to eliminate fatigue, amphetamine is capable to cause dependency in people. Several studies and book references have shown the mild and chronic effects to amphetamine-type substance abusers, yet, the cases of abuse and misuse continue to increase globally.

    Generally, the effects of amphetamine to its users vary according to the person’s mental state, the dosage level utilized, the relatively potency of the specific form of amphetamine, and the manner in which the drug is used. Below are the summary of the most common effects of amphetamine on the body and the mind as outlined in the book Drugs and Society – authored by Glen R. Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, and Annette E. Fleckenstein.

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    Effects on the Body

    • Increased heartbeat
    • Increased blood pressure
    • Decreased appetite
    • Increased breathing rate
    • Inability to sleep
    • Sweating
    • Dry mouth
    • Muscle twitching
    • Convulsions
    • Fever
    • Chest pain
    • Irregular heart beat
    • Death due to overdose

    Effect on the Mind

    • Decreased fatigue
    • Increased confidence
    • Increased feeling of alertness
    • Restlessness, talkativeness
    • Increased irritability
    • Fearfulness, apprehension
    • Distrust of people
    • Behavioral stereotype
    • Hallucination
    • Psychosis




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