Enhancing an inhibitor has the effect of making a person sluggish. Also, alcohol weakens the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamine, which enhances the sluggishness even farther. The Central Nervous System: The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves originating from it. Sensory impulses are transmitted to the CNS and motor impulses pass from it. When alcohol acts on the CNS, intoxication occurs, affecting emotional and sensory function, judgment, memory and learning ability.
Changes in the activity of the dopamine system are associated with reduced motor skills and impaired verbal learning. Studies have also revealed that chronic use of methamphetamine causes severe structural and functional changes in those areas of the brain associated with emotion and memory, which could explain many of the
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The large release of dopamine contributes to the effects on the nerve terminals in the brain and high doses of Meth are extremely dangerous to the body. It can elevate the temperature of the body which can be lethal. Some long term effects of Meth can be extremely damaging to the body. Not only is it addictive, but it also is a chronic relapsing disease. It causes violent behavior, anxiety, confusion, and insomnia.
Grilly had found people with Parkinson’s disease (low levels of dopamine) who were taking the drug L-dopa to raise their levels of dopamine were developing schizophrenic type symptoms. There is a flaw with one of the key pieces of evidence to support the dopamine hypothesis. The drugs used to treat schizophrenia by blocking the dopamine receptors can actually increases it as neurons struggle to compensate for the sudden deficiency. Haracz, in a review of post-mortem studies of schizophrenics, found that most of those studied who showed elevated dopamine levels had received antipsychotic drugs shortly before death, unlike post-mortem of schizophrenics who hadn’t received medication these results showed that these individuals had normal levels of dopamine. Therefore, this evidence then in fact weakens the support for the dopamine hypothesis.
Methamphetamine The production and use of methamphetamine (or meth) is affecting many lives. Not only the people using the drug, but the communities where the drugs are being used and made have shown many problems. Methamphetamine can cause severe health problems for the users and the communities that are around the manufacturing of the drug. There also are problems with theft and explosions in the neighborhoods where the drug is present. Meth has been around since the 1960s just after WWII.
Examples of health issues are increased cholesterol, high blood pressure, heightened sex characteristics (such as increased facial and body hair & deeper voice in women; baldness and impotence in men), liver damage and so many more. The effects of anabolic steroids can destroy the body and affect the mind by causing harm to it. Anabolic steroids are also known for affecting one’s behaviour as they often make individuals more violent as they are easily annoyed. This behaviour could lead to criminal acts such as fighting, burglary, and vandalism (Abuse, N. I. (2006).
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Missouri is ranked the number one state for Methamphetamine labs. More than 8,000 labs were busted by the Missouri State Police. Not only Missouri but in the State of Tennessee area 80 percent of labs were also busted by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (Jefferson; USA Today 2). The latest way to make Methamphetamine is using the shake-n-bake method. This method is popular because the product can be made at anytime and anywhere; even a in a car.