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Cocaine and the nervous system

  1. May 27, 2005 #1
    Can anyone hook me up with some good sites that describe the science behind how cocaine affects the human nervous system? I've searched by found little quality I'll be grateful is you can procide me with any sites/info.
     
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  3. May 27, 2005 #2

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine

    http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/cocaine/


     
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  4. May 27, 2005 #3

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  5. May 28, 2005 #4
    I'm still slightly confused...what process is this that cocaine interupts? can anyone maybe give me a reader's digest version? Like, i know that cocaine interupts neurons, but i have no idea if / how it effects the pre or post-synaptics neurons. I just want to get a better general understanding of this. thanx
     
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  6. May 28, 2005 #5
    Also, what is it that actually makes cocaine addictive? Is there a known chemical, or is it just the desire to reach euphoria?
     
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