How Does Cocaine Affect The Human Body

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Cocaine is a highly addictive drug which uses can be traced backs as far as three thousand B.C.. Cocaine can be snorted , smoked or injected. All three ways leaving harmful effects on the human body.

History of Controlled Substance
The use of cocaine started with the ancient Incas three thousand years B.C.. The Incas started to chew coca leaves to increase their heart rate and control breathing because they lived in the mountains and the air was thin. Despite the thin air, the chewing of coca was only performed during religious ceremonies. This tradition continued until the spanish invaded in 1532. In 1859 cocaine was first extracted from the coca leaves by Albert Niemann , a german chemist. It wasn 't until the 1880s that the use of cocaine was popular. A well known psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, was the first person to openly promote the usage of cocaine. As a user himself , he published an article “Über Coca” which talked about the
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The use of cocaine short term effects include loss of appetite, increased heart rate, blood pressure, breathing or body temperature, loss of sleep, nausea, Hyperstimulation, Violent behavior , hallucinations, intense euphoria, anxiety, paranoia, depression, panic, psychosis, Convulsions, seizures and sudden death. Long term effects include permanent damage to blood vessels of heart and brain, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, death, liver, kidney or lung damage, destruction of tissues in nose, respiratory failure, infectious diseases or abscesses, malnutrition, weight loss, severe tooth decay, auditory or tactile hallucinations, sexual problems, reproductive damage and infertility (for both men and women), disorientation, apathy, confused exhaustion, irritability or mood disturbances, increased frequency of risky behavior, delirium or psychosis, severe depression, tolerance and addiction (even after just one
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