Amphetamines

Ronil V. Chandra, Daniel Thomas Ginat, Juan E Small

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Abstract

Amphetamines are a class of central nervous system stimulants. Amphetamine (alphamethyl-phenethylamine or a-methylphenethylamine) and methylphenidate are used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine can be used to treat narcolepsy. Amphetamines have also been used as dietary supplements for weight loss and physical performance enhancement. MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or Ecstasy) and methamphetamine are illicit empathogenic recreational drugs of abuse that can produce euphoria, enhanced mental and emotional clarity, sensations of lightness and floating, and other hallucinations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuroimaging Pharmacopoeia
EditorsDaniel Thomas Ginat, Juan E Small, Pamela Whitney Schaefer
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages59-68
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12715-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12714-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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