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Further experience with the syndromes produced by coca paste smoking.
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PMID:  256516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cocaine base or white coca paste was smoked heavily by 188 patients who came to four hospitals of Lima, Peru. The length of hospitalization varied from two days to six months. All patients were admitted because coca paste smoking had become a serious problem for their health or for social adjustment. Coca paste was smoked mixed with tobacco or marihuana. The main symptoms were anxiety mingled with euphoria and a rapidly developing compulsion to continue smoking. Frequently the patients developed irritability, illusions, hallucinations. When the use of the drug was heavy and continued for many hours or several days, the patients developed successively four stages of psychological reaction: euphoria, dysphoria, hallucinosis, and acute paranoid psychosis. The main symptoms and signs of all of these phases are discussed.
F R Jeri; C C Sanchez; T del Pozo; M Fernandez; C Carbajal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin on narcotics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0007-523X     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Narc     Publication Date:    1978 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-09-17     Completed Date:  1979-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984719R     Medline TA:  Bull Narc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Middle Aged
Plants, Medicinal*
Sex Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / complications,  psychology*

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