Cocaine Administration and its Effects on Dopamine Pathway

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Cocaine Administration and its Effects on Dopamine Pathway
Cocaine is a psychoactive drug. It affects the nervous system. Cocaine comes from the
Erythroxylon
coca bush. The coca bush grows mostly in Bolivia and Peru. The most common way to ingest cocaine is to snort it, but there are other self-administering ways to ingest cocaine (Hummel, 2002).
The most common way to see cocaine after it has been processed is as a powder. This white powder is snorted into the nasal sinuses. A speedball is when Heroin and cocaine are mixed together and ingested. When cocaine is processed it is cut with other ingredients such as hydrochloride salt. Cocaine has many street names from coke to snow to blow. Smoking crack cocaine produces the side effects of...
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