Essays Tagged: "alkaloid"


Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of the South American shrub Erythroxylon coca. It is a powerfully reinforci ... lent eloquent, and render the sufferer insensitive to pain".When combined with alcohol, the cocaine alkaloid yields a further potently reinforcing compound, now known to be cocaethylene. Thus cocaine ...

(5 pages) 138 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

This is an essay about a new type of poisonous dart frog that was recently discovered that alters a chemical from the food they eat to create their poison and make it stronger.

ge from 4-to-5-centimeters long and they can be found in the New World tropics. The frogs modify an alkaloid to create one that's about five times as poisonous. The poison, one of a class called pumil ... atures, frogs from all but one Australian genus grow up harmless.Two scientist were working with an alkaloid called pumiliotoxin 251D, one of the skin toxins of the frog Dendrobates auratus. The scien ...

(1 pages) 27 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Hazards of Smoking

can find tobacco in cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco (snuff). Nicotine is a poisonous alkaloid contained in the leaves, roots and seeds of tobacco plants. It is used as an insecticide an ...

(5 pages) 123 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


bacco is one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. Nicotine, which is an alkaloid derived from the tobacco plant, is a potent chemical that has powerful effects on the human ...

(5 pages) 49 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Addiction project. Cocaine. Interview with ex cocaine addict included!!!

se it helps me.... Or makes me feel better, etc." are simply baloney!What is cocaine?"Cocaine is an alkaloid found in leaves of the South American shrub Erythroxylon coca. It is a powerfully reinforci ...

(6 pages) 123 1 3.9 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Caffeine - the Restless Drug.

Caffeine is an alkaloid (nitrogenous organic molecule) methylxanthine that can be found naturally or artificially i ...

(5 pages) 91 1 4.4 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


Colchicine is a highly poisonous water-soluble alkaloid found in plants of the genus Colchicum (autumn crocus, meadow saffron) with the chemical fo ...

(1 pages) 17 1 1.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Athletes and Drugs.

ntury that cocaine increased in popularity among athletes ("Coca").Cocaine is a naturally occurring alkaloid, extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. It is an excellent local anesthetic and a wid ...

(15 pages) 112 0 2.3 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Cocaine And Pregnancyâ€"Time To Look At The Evidence

comes of the child? How does it affect us? Cocaine "¦ a bitter crystallized alkaloid, that is obtained from cocoa leaves, used as an anesthetic, can result in physiological dis ...

(2 pages) 439 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Introduction to Criminology

an make a strong influence on economies.Morales argues in her research that the produce of coca and alkaloid in Peru has become their body of economy. These situations will bear problematic dependence ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol