Corpus ID: 41926572

Rave drugs: pharmacological considerations.

@article{Klein2004RaveDP,
  title={Rave drugs: pharmacological considerations.},
  author={Mary Klein and Frances Kramer},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={
          61-7
        }
}
An increasingly prevalent component of today's adolescent and young adult culture are the rave or club drugs, such as Ecstasy, Rohypnol, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, ketamine, Fry, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and methamphetamine. Considering the incidence of accidental injury in this age group, young patients admitted to the operating room in emergency situations may be under the influence of one of these drugs. Each of these illicit drugs has distinct adverse physiological effects that may… Expand
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