Thursday, 23rd October 2014

Research Articles

Research articles about drugs and historical information.

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A collection of some of the articles by IDMU that you are able to download as a pdf.

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Anabolic Steroid Usage, Prices and Effects

 

Anabolic steroids are a group of compounds which mimic sex and growth hormones in the body. They are typically used without prescription by athletes and bodybuilders in order to build up muscle mass and reduce the fatigue involved in training regimes. There are around 500 steroidal substances identified in mammals, with 5 major groups distinguished by physiological action, these are glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, androgens, oestrogens and progestins. The classical sex steroid is testosterone, which has many derivatives, all of which are to a greater or lesser extent effective as androgens (masculinising) and anabolics (tissue-building), without separation of these two discrete effects, with the result that the class is known as anabolic-androgenic steroids. These promote tissue growth by reducing the breakdown of protein, particularly following exercise.

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UK Drug Price Trends (1994-2008)

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A Comparison of the Cost-effectiveness of the Prohibition and Regulation of Drugs

A Report by Transform

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Effects of Ephedrine

 

Ephedrine is a central and sympathetic nervous system stimulant, and commonly used as a decongestant in cold remedies, and less frequently in treatment of obesity. asthma, energy/sexual enhancement, and euphoria.

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Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate Usage, Effects and UK Prices

 

Gamma hydroxy butyrate (GHB) usually appears as an odorless, colorless, tasteless liquid - in proprietary form as a 20% solution, but can also be found as a powder, or capsule. GHB is a neurotransmitter which occurs naturally at low concentrations in mammalian brains acting as a central nervous system depressant.

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