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The "gay bomb" and medical aphrodisiacs

Former Nobel laureates and other researchers at Harvard awarded the 2007 Ig Nobel Peace Prize to the creators of the "gay bomb" -- a non-lethal military weapon under development intended to induce ...
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Ritalin/Concerta/Methylphenidate is an amphetamine?

FIDE (the governing body of international chess competition) says here: The most relevant banned substances for chess are: • Amphetamines – e.g. Adderall, Ritalin (...) Image: I think either ...
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Difference between Caffeine high dosages (800mg) and Adderal for ADHD?

I have ADHD. I found that 800mg caffeine / day helps me stay alert and concentrated. I don't get jittery and I'm able to fall asleep normally. I have read that Adderall and Ritalin sometimes do ...
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Can early exposure to stimulates, like ritalin, result in higher tolerance to them?

As a child I was diagnosed with ADD and put on Ritalin from a young age. As a child I use to have significant insomnia, but did not realize it was due to Ritalin until I finally stopped taking it ...
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) - what level of respiratory dysregulation is involved and are respiratory stimulants relevant?

There are some people who when sleeping seem to power through obstructions to their breathing by breathing strongly such that they snore at a very loud volume. For people with obstructive sleep apnea ...
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What drugs can keep you awake for long time?

I'm writing a story about someone who's poisoned with a drug which makes him not be able to sleep for several days. In order to make my story as realistic as possible I need to know a couple of things:...
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Why did the UK ban phenmetrazine?

I used small doses everyday for years, it's the only thing that made my social disorders bearable. I wasn't breaking any laws. Why did the (UK) government recently ban phenmetrazine when they ...
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Do pharmaceuticals which increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels in the brain significantly increase histamine levels?

I imagine any medication that has an effect on catecholamines would in some way increase histamine levels as well, just for the fact that histamine is part of the 'fight or flight' response and seems ...
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Can you experience withdrawal from amphetamines?

I was recently told by a Doctor that you cannot experience withdrawal from stimulants like amphetamines. She said that if anyone says they are having withdrawal it is not true. Can someone experience ...
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What is the exact medical evidence which UDCA might worsen the symptom of gastric ulcer patient?

In South Korea and Japan, the FDA label of UDCA (Ursodeoxycholic acid) says 'UDCA might worsen the symptom of gastric ulcer patient because UDCA stimulates mucous membrane. Therefore, gastric ulcer ...
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Is Adderall safe for someone who donated a kidney?

I donated my kidney many years ago to some random two year old. It was major surgery, but it did get me a month paid vacation on short term disability and was a great way to lose weight (stupid ...
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Is guarana more potent than ordinary coffee? [closed]

As my fatigue increases, I am looking into natural stimulants. In particular guarana caught my eye. I never tried it so far. Is guarana more potent in preventing/alleviating fatigue than coffee?
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Hyper activeness, simulated at work

When I'm playing games, I become very aware, maybe not the entire time, but definitely hyper. Is there certain things I can do to simulate this at work. I'm definitely motivated, and I wouldn't say ...
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