Synthetic cathinones: chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of a new class of designer drugs of abuse marketed as "bath salts" or "plant food".

@article{Coppola2012SyntheticCC,
  title={Synthetic cathinones: chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology of a new class of designer drugs of abuse marketed as "bath salts" or "plant food".},
  author={M. Coppola and R. Mondola},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={211 2},
  pages={
          144-9
        }
}
  • M. Coppola, R. Mondola
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Toxicology letters
  • In 2000s, many synthetic cathinones have received a renewed popularity as designer drugs of abuse, particularly among young people. Despite being marketed as "bath salts" or "plant food" and labeled "not for human consumption", people utilize these substances for their amphetamine or cocaine like effects. Since the time of their appearance in the recreational drug market, in several countries have been signaled numerous confirmed cases of abuse, dependence, severe intoxication and deaths… CONTINUE READING
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