Review article: Amphetamines and related drugs of abuse

  title={Review article: Amphetamines and related drugs of abuse},
  author={S. Greene and F. Kerr and G. Braitberg},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Australasia},
  • S. Greene, F. Kerr, G. Braitberg
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • Acute amphetamine toxicity is a relatively common clinical scenario facing the Australasian emergency medicine physician. Rates of use in Australasia are amongst the highest in the world. Clinical effects are a consequence of peripheral and central adrenergic stimulation producing a sympathomimetic toxidrome and a spectrum of central nervous system effects. Assessment aims to detect the myriad of possible complications related to acute amphetamine exposure and to institute interventions to… CONTINUE READING
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