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Inhalants (Definition)

Inhalants are any chemicals that emit vapors that can be inhaled. Usually inhalants refers to chemicals that are dangerous to humans when inhaled, such ...Read more


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Is heroin a depressant or stimulant?

Is heroin a depressant or stimulant?

Depressant: Heroin is a central nervous system depressant. It slows down brain function and respiratory activity. Body temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure drop. Heart rate can become irregular. The person may lapse into a coma or die in overdose.

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Is heroin a stimulant or a depressant?

Is heroin a stimulant or a depressant?

Depressant: While all opioids (drugs like opiates - heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Methadone etc) are depressants, in people who are dependent on them, they are also often energizing. People in withdrawal are often very tired and lethargic, and getting more opioid may make them more stimulated and awake. Long-term withdrawal from heroin is often marked with severe low energy, fatigue and depression.

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Can you tell me, are antipsychotics stimulants or depressants?

Can you tell me, are antipsychotics stimulants or depressants?

They are neither: They tend, in most people, to be sedating so they could be considered depressants, but in most people, in therapeutic doses, they are neither stimulating or depressant.

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Are most anesthetics strong respiratory irritants, stimulants, regulators or depressants?

Are most anesthetics strong respiratory irritants, stimulants, regulators or depressants?

Depressants: Most general anesthetic agents (both those given intravenously and those that are inhaled) are strong respiratory depressants because they decrease the body's urge to breathe. Specifically, they eliminate the ventilatory drive in response to hypoxia (low oxygen) and reduce the ventilatory drive in response to hypercarbia (high carbon dioxide). There are, of course, exceptions.

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction.

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Is caffeine bad for me?

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Is caffeine bad for me?

Caffeine: If over three cups a day or late at night or if you have anxiety or insomnia.

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Is caffeine okay for kids?

Is caffeine okay for kids?

No: A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit. Kids who are tired need sleep, not stimulants. For more info: http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/fun-and-fit-family-11/caffeine-and-kids.

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Is caffeine really that bad?

No: If it doesn't bother u it's pretty much ok.

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Is caffeine useful for runners?

Is caffeine useful for runners?

Maybe: Some of the effects of caffeine are to help you concentrate, breathe better and speed up your heart rate these may help you with sports and activities but it can also be a diuretic - you may have to urinate shortly after drinking it so keep that in mind if you go for any hour run.

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How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

TAPER OFF: Depends on the amount of caffeine. Brewed coffee has the highest caffeine content. So the best is to decrease by 1/2 a cup a week if you drink several cups a day. This method. Applies to any caffeinated beverage. The withdrawal can be headache, feeling achy and irritability and tired. Then begin a good sleep wake regimen and exercise for the energy replacement. And yes too much caffeine is bad!

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What quantity of is too much caffeine?

What quantity of is too much caffeine?

Caffeine: Any quantity is too much that makes you jittery and anxious rather than pleasantly awake. You can also get into a troublesome cycle with caffeine to wake up by, and sleeping pills to rest by. Much better to have your body exercise its own sleep-wake cycle, without drugs. Occasional coffee is okay -- but even 2 cups/day will habituate you such that stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms.

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Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Caffeine: To compare, a regular 8 ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee generally has 65-120mg of caffeine in it. Otc no-doz contains 200mg caffeine. Caffeine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart arrhythmias, & raise cholesterol. It can also cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If sensitive to it, you could experience all these effects.

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What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

Jittery?: Caffeine is first of all a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant and its effect can vary from simply keeping you awake to palpitations, anxiety. jittery feelings...... Second of all its a Diuretic (make you urinate) Hope this helps! Proves MODERATION is BEST in ALL THINGS Dr Z

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What are the symptoms of to much caffeine?

Caffeine: Possible side effects: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction.

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Which are the symptoms of too much caffeine?

Which are the symptoms of too much caffeine?

Too much coffee: Symptoms like palpitation, feeling anxious and agitated, can happen if you drink too much coffee.

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