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What is it?
An amphetamine is a drug that is a stimulant to the central nervous system.

What does it look like?
Amphetamines are taken in tablet and pill form.

What are the street names/slang terms for it?
Uppers, ups, wake ups, black/white bennies, dexies, black beauties, jollies, speed, meth, crank,
Crystal, ice, pep pills, copilots, bumblebees, hearts, Benzedrine, Dexedrine, footballs,
and biphetamine.

How is it used?
Amphetamines are colorless and may be inhaled, injected, or swallowed.

What are its short-term effects?
Short-term effects include increased talkativeness, increased aggressiveness, increased breathing rate, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, reduced appetite, dilated pupils, visual hallucinations, auditory hallucinations, compulsive, repetitive action. Other effects of large does can include fever and sweating, dry mouth, headache, paleness, blurred vision, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, tremors, loss of coordination, collapse.

What are its long-term effects?
Possible long-term effects include tolerance and dependence, violence and aggression, malnutrition due to suppression of appetite. Amphetamines are addictive.



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