Tag Cocaine

Cocaine toxicity

Cocaine is a classic sympathomimetic, used by the Incas as an appetite suppressant and noted for its analgesic properties we now use it medically as a local anaesthetic (Sodium channel blockade of the nerves).
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Cocaine-related Chest Pain

Cocaine is a recreational drug with sympathomimetic effects in additional to being a sodium channel blocker. Cocaine can induce acute coronary syndromes through vasoconstriction, atheroma rupture and/ or dissection