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Cocaine Abuse

  • By: John Walsh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Cocaine is a white crystalline powder that is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. When ingested in quite small quantities, cocaine produces a state of euphoria , mental acuity, and freedom from fatigue that is very attractive to ...

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