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  • 1. Caffeine
    Bryan Walther
  • 2. History
    Caffeine has been discovered in the Stone Age. Cave men dicovered chewing the seeds, bark, or leaves of certain plants eased fatigue and made a person feel happier. Much later, the Chinese found that the caffeine’s effect was increased by dunking the plants in hot water.
  • 3. Classification Legality
    Analeptic
    Caffeine is legal in the U.S.
    (Did you have your coffee today?)
  • 4. Nicknames for Caffeine
    1,3,7-trimethylxanthine
    Trimethylxanthine
    Methyltheobromine
    7-methyltheophylline
    Theine
    Mateine
    Guaranine
    Scientific Names
    Other Names
  • 5. Long and Short Term Problems
    Small doses help someone concentrate
    Larger doses do the opposite
    Dizziness and disoriented
    Weak
    Unpleasant
    Headaches
    Boredom of doing something whenever you want to concentrate
    Can't do one thing for long period of time
  • 6. Effect on the body
    Heart rate increases, pupils dilate, muscles tighten up, and glucose is released into the blood stream for extra energy
    Studies show that caffeine ingestion prior to exercising extended endurance in moderately strenuous aerobic activity
  • 7. Common Cures for Addiction
    Best treatment for caffeine addiction is to limit or eliminate the intake of caffeine
    No other treatment is very effective
  • 8. Cites
    http://www.overcaffeinated.org/effects-of-caffeine-on-the-body.php
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/468721/the_health_dangers_of_caffeine.html?cat=5
    http://www.drugs.com/ppa/caffeine.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caffeine#History