Toxicity of amphetamines: an update

  title={Toxicity of amphetamines: an update},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Carvalho and H. Carmo and V. Costa and J. Capela and H. Pontes and F. Remi{\~a}o and F. Carvalho and M. Bastos},
  journal={Archives of Toxicology},
  • Márcia Carvalho, H. Carmo, +5 authors M. Bastos
  • Published 2012
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Archives of Toxicology
  • Amphetamines represent a class of psychotropic compounds, widely abused for their stimulant, euphoric, anorectic, and, in some cases, emphathogenic, entactogenic, and hallucinogenic properties. These compounds derive from the β-phenylethylamine core structure and are kinetically and dynamically characterized by easily crossing the blood–brain barrier, to resist brain biotransformation and to release monoamine neurotransmitters from nerve endings. Although amphetamines are widely acknowledged as… CONTINUE READING
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