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Cocaethylene: It depends on how much is present in the blood and route of administration of cocaine. It's half life is 3-5 times longer than cocaine which makes it attractive to drug abusers for a longer high, but also has an 18-25 fold increased risk of immediate death over cocaine use alone. Never recommended. VERY TOXIC!! ...Read more
Please don't cleanse: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! if you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read more
What happens if someone was injecting cocaine and ingesting alcohol, cocaethylene would be produced, right?
What to do if I have to take a urine test this afternoon. will cocaine and benzoylecgonine or cocaethylene be found in my urine?
How would I know?: It would kind of depend on whether you used Cocaine and alcohol, wouldn't it. You don't say in your question if or when you used them, but if it was in the last 3-5 days, there is a good chance it will show up in your urine. Cocaine is not what is ever found, because it lasts only a few minutes in the bloodstream and is broken down into metabolites. Cocaethylene has a longer period of detection. ...Read more
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is fat?
Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer