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Psychotropic drugs


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Psychotropic drugs are the drugs which affect the psychic behavior of an individual and they include all form of drugs which are dangerous in high dose and can be leathal

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Psychotropic drugs

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  2. 2. When a person becomes dependent on a drug, so much so that he feels that he cannot live without it, then it is called addictions Addicition,consist of psychic dependence, tolerance and physical dependence
  4. 4. Hallucinogens * Hallucinogens are a type of drug that cause you to have hallucinations.They effect the way you see and perceive things.The user may see or hear things that aren't really there, or what they see may be distorted in some way.The effects of hallucinogens vary greatly and it is impossible to predict how they may affect a particular person at a particular time.
  5. 5. They are psychoactive drugs which induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical function or both. Heroin is a narcotic that is highly addictive; It is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant
  6. 6. Smoking 400,000 Accidents 94,000 2nd Hand Smoke 38,000 Alcohol 45,000 HIV/AIDS 32,600 Suicide 31,000 Homicide 21,000 Drugs 14,200
  7. 7. Tobacco & Cancer Cancerous tumor in the lung Small cell cancer in Smoker’s lung Healthy lungs 10
  8. 8.  Opioids are natural or synthetic substances that act on the brain’s opiate receptors.  Opioids dull pain and relieve anxiety that comes from thinking about pain.  People abuse opioids because they provide a feeling of euphoria (a “rush”).
  9. 9.  It is synthesized form of morphine, derivative of opium poppy.  Does not occur naturally but it is produced by acetylation of morphine which leads to 3 folds increase in its potency.  Opium poppy morphine heroin
  10. 10.  Heroin dealers often add substances such as sugar, starch, quinine, and powdered milk to heroin to increase profits, which increases the risk of overdose or death.  Very often, users are not aware of precisely what they are putting into their bodies…
  11. 11. Intoxicant
  12. 12. Bleeding Pancreas of an Alcoholic, he’s now dead! How do you think these people turned out?
  13. 13. Same user of Methamphetamines 5 years later 1990 1995 Infection from IV drug use
  14. 14. BOOKS :  Brooks  ICSE Biology-2 URLs :   