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Excited Delerium

Tox Test 4

What is excited delerium? Altered mental state triggered by mental illness or chronic abuse of illicit drugs.
What are the signs and symptomd of excited delerium? Rapib breathing. Sweating. Severe agitation/hostility. Hallucinations/paranoia. Exceptional strength. Endurance without apparent fatigue. Hyperthermia.
What types of drugs cause excited delerium? Stimulants and hallucinogens
What is the most prevalent drug in excited delerium cases? Cocaine
What are the pharmacodynamics of excited delerium? Inhibits reuptake of dopamine into the presynaptic terminal.
What physiological affects does the long-term use of cocaine have on the synaptic cleft? High levels of receptors are generated for the excess dopamine. Dopemine transporters in the pre-synaptic nerve are destroyed.
Is there a correlation between police intervention and excited delerium deaths? Maybe. The use of restraints may put pressure on the chest cavity as the subject fights to break loose.
Created by: bdcox15