Cocaine Research Paper Name Course Date Introduction Cocaine is one of the commonly abused drugs in the United States of America. “Cocaine is an alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose particularly in the eye ear nose and throat. ”2. The drug is also referred to as coke and it is a strong stimulant that is used as a recreational drug in most cases. In a brief description of the drug it is inhaled as or rather snorted. Some of the people using the drug prefer using it through injections into their veins. The injection is introduced as a solution where they later use a syringe to introduce the drug to the bloodstream through the veins. The drug is highly addictive and effective. It causes a loss of contact with the reality and It causes a loss of contact with the reality and this is what makes most of the people to use it. Research show that high dosage of the drug case high blood pressure and in some cases the user can have a high body temperature. Therefore the reason why cocaine is highly addictive is due to its effect on the reward pathway in the human’s brain. Within a short period of using the drug causes dependency. Cocaine is highly used illegal drugs globally. References Banks M. et al. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2015 18. Cocaine - MeSH - NCBI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68003042 (accessed Jul 29 2017). Cocaine NIDA. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/cocaine (accessed Jul 29 2017). Fisher G.; Roget N. Encyclopedia of substance abuse prevention treatment & recovery; SAGE: Los Angeles 2009. Johnston A. et al. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.2016 18 991-999. Morales-Manrique C. et al. Substance Use & Misuse 2010 46 390-397. Yao Y. et al. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 2015 135. [...]
Write a 3~4 page paper on a selected topic "cocaine". Double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, 1” margins. The works cited page does not count against the limit. The paper should include at least one relevant chemical reaction and a mechanism for that reaction. This should be similar to something you’ve learned in class, not something complicated and obscure copied directly from a reference. You may also choose to include a method of synthesis for a relevant chemical compound. The paper must be researched and include a works cited section. Citations must be complete, using ACS journal style, and references should be listed in alphabetical order by first author’s last name. Your research should include a minimum of 5 different sources. The references should be from a variety of sources including but not limited to periodicals, newspapers, internet, or scholarly full-text databases, and be current (within the last ten years).