Psychostimulants: Cocaine for Toothaches and Amphetamines for All-nighters

Introduction Psychostimulants are psychotropic drugs that increase circulating levels of different neurotransmitters to generate arousal, counteract fatigue, and improve cognitive function (1-4). Amphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy, caffeine, and nicotine are among the most common psychostimulants, and each of these substances has been considered to have valid medical uses at some point … Continue reading