Thursday, September 12, 2013

Name this drug for a chance to win real freedom

This drug has mood-altering effects.  In particular it is both a stimulant and a relaxant.  First it causes a release of glucose from the liver and epinephrine (think adrenaline), which causes stimulation. Users will have feelings of relaxation, sharpness, calmness, and alertness.  This drug can also reduce the appetite and boost the metabolism.  This drug can pass the blood brain barrier within seven seconds of ingestion and immediately stimulates the release of many chemical messengers such as acetylcholine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, vasopressin, histamine, arginine, serotonin, dopamine, autocrine agents, and beta-endorphin.  This release of neurotransmitters and hormones is responsible for most of this drug's effects. This drug can enhance concentration and memory due to the increase of acetylcholine. It also appears to enhance alertness due to the increases of acetylcholine and norepinephrine. Arousal is increased by the increase of norepinephrine. Pain is reduced by the increases of acetylcholine and beta-endorphin. Anxiety is reduced by the increase of beta-endorphin. This drug also extends the duration of positive effects of dopamine and increases sensitivity in the brain's reward systems.  These effects can be seen in doses of only 1 to 3 milligrams.