Methamphetamine abuse

  title={Methamphetamine abuse},
  author={Bradford T. Winslow and Kenton I Voorhees and Katherine A Pehl},
  journal={Reactions Weekly},
Methamphetamine is a stimulant commonly abused in many parts of the United States. Most methamphetamine users are white men 18 to 25 years of age, but the highest usage rates have been found in native Hawaiians, persons of more than one race, Native Americans, and men who have sex with men. Methamphetamine use produces a rapid, pleasurable rush followed by euphoria, heightened attention, and increased energy. Possible adverse effects include myocardial infarction, stroke, seizures… 

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    Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • 2004
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    Topics in HIV medicine : a publication of the International AIDS Society, USA
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