What’s Up With Nitric Oxide?

http://www.badasssupplements.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=271 If you are one of those dietary supplement followers, you may have heard of nitric oxide. It’s rumored to have healthy effects concerning weight loss, sports nutrition, heart disease prevention, increased blood flow, and building muscle mass. Although I seriously doubt the scientific evidence in some of these areas (what happened to good old…
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Addicted Babies

Opioid addiction is the topic of this week’s discussion and whenever addiction is mentioned so is withdrawal and rehabilitation. Early symptoms of withdrawal include but not limited to: agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, insomnia, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. These withdrawal symptoms can begin to take place anywhere from 12 to 30 hours after the last…
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Understanding Opioids And Their Importance

This week’s topic deals with Opioid addiction. Opioids are a drug class which includes morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone and codeine. Opioids have been used for medicinal purposes, for example the administration of morphine for pain management. Opioids however present problems because of the fact that they are highly addictive. Understands the mechanism of addiction is important…
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Oh No Opioids

Dangerous, even in moderation Opioids and opioid addiction are common problems in our highly medicated society. They are prescribed in cases of severe and chronic pain to assist patients in overcoming pain so they can continue an active and productive lifestyle. Unfortunately, opioid analgesics can produce addiction, tolerance and dependence after prolonged use. Such prescription…
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Mickey Wants Some Morphine: CPP And Its Ramifications For Drug Addiction

How can one test the addictive qualities of certain substances? The most reliable way would be to get some honest (and willing) human subjects to try the substances themselves and describe in perfect detail the psychological and physical results of their use. However, its not easy to obtain willing human subjects (and even if they…
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