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Following “the Roots” of Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa): The Evolution of an Enhancer from a Traditional Use to Increase Work and Productivity in Southeast Asia to a Recreational Psychoactive Drug in…
- E. Cinosi, G. Martinotti, +12 authors O. Corazza
- BioMed research international
- 10 November 2015
The use of substances to enhance human abilities is a constant and cross-cultural feature in the evolution of humanity. Although much has changed over time, the availability on the Internet, often… Expand
The "Harm Reduction" session was chaired by Dr. Jacques Normand, Director of the AIDS Research Program of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse. The three presenters (and their presentation… Expand
The rise of methamphetamine in Southeast and East Asia.
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Southeast and East Asia has become a global hub for methamphetamine production and trafficking over the past decade. This paper describes the rise of methamphetamine supply and… Expand
Phosphine-induced oxidative damage in rats: role of glutathione.
- Ching-Hung Hsu, Bei-Ching Chi, Ming-Yie Liu, Jih-Heng Li, Chiou-jong Chen, Ruey-Yu Chen
- Chemistry, Medicine
- 30 September 2002
Phosphine (PH(3)), generated from aluminium, magnesium and zinc phosphide, is a widely used pesticide. PH(3) induces oxidative stress in insects, mammalian cells, animals, and humans. The involvement… Expand
To use or not to use: an update on licit and illicit ketamine use
- Jih-Heng Li, B. Vicknasingam, +4 authors R. Schottenfeld
- Substance abuse and rehabilitation
- 16 March 2011
Ketamine, a derivative of phencyclidine that was developed in the 1960s, is an anesthetic and analgesic with hallucinogenic effects. In this paper, the pharmacological and toxicological effects of… Expand
Recent national trends in Salvia divinorum use and substance-use disorders among recent and former Salvia divinorum users compared with nonusers
- Li-Tzy Wu, G. Woody, Chongming Yang, Jih-Heng Li, D. Blazer
- Substance abuse and rehabilitation
- 1 April 2011
Context Media and scientific reports have indicated an increase in recreational use of Salvia divinorum. Epidemiological data are lacking on the trends, prevalence, and correlates of S. divinorum use… Expand
Characteristics and trends of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) tablets found in Taiwan from 2002 to February 2005.
- Shunhua Teng, Shou-Chien Wu, C. Liu, Jih-Heng Li, C. Chien
- Forensic science international
- 12 September 2006
One hundred and eighty-one 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) containing tablets were sampled from confiscated drugs received by the Taiwan National Bureau of Controlled Drugs for testing from… Expand
Plasticizer incident and its health effects in Taiwan
The May 23, 2011, plasticizer incident was one of the most serious food safety issues that ever occurred in Taiwan. Most, if not all, plasticizer‐contaminated food items were due to malicious… Expand
New psychoactive substances of natural origin: A brief review.
- Ling-yi Feng, Altansuvd Battulga, Eunyoung Han, Heesun Chung, Jih-Heng Li
- Journal of food and drug analysis
- 1 July 2017
Plant-based drugs of abuse are as old as recorded human history. Although traditional addictive substances, such as opium, cannabis and coca, have been controlled by the United Nations anti-drug… Expand
Comutagenesis of sodium arsenite with ultraviolet radiation in Chinese hamster V79 cells
SummarySolar ultraviolet radiation has been associated with the induction of skin cancer. Recent studies have indicated that near-ultraviolet, especially UVB, is mutagenic. Exposure to trivalent… Expand