Psychiatric Pharmacology Section 9 – Cocaine

TOPICS: Cocaine, local anesthesia, inhibiting reuptake of serotonin, inhibits reuptake of dopamine, inhibits reuptake of norepinephrine, vasoconstriction, coronary vasospasm, arrhythmia, hypertension, angina, alpha 1 activation, pupil dilation, benzodiazepines, phentolamine, caution when giving beta blockers, dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, cardiac arrest, sudden death, hallucinations, tactile hallucinations, cocaine crawlies, impaired judgement and disinhibition, paranoia, perforated nasal septum, pulmonary hypertension, teratogenicity, placental abruption, preterm birth, low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction

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