Julie Magorien

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Amphetamine and methamphetamine toxicity

Amphetamine and methamphetamine toxicity I. Problem/Condition. Amphetamine and methamphetamine are both sympathomimetic amines that are classified as phenethylamines. These substances are best known for their central nervous system (CNS) stimulation, anorexiant and euphoric effects, with methamphetamines having both greater CNS activity and half-life to that of amphetamines. They elicit their effects by three neurochemical mechanisms:…

Herpes viruses

Herpes Viruses I. What every physician needs to know. Herpes viruses are a large family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) viruses known to cause latent and recurring/reactivated infections. There are eight viruses in this family known to cause human infections. They are: Herpes simplex virus – 1 (HSV-1) (herpes labialis; oral and/or genital, HSV encephalitis); Herpes…

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