The Way To Produce Synthetic Cocaine Essay by The Research Group

The Way To Produce Synthetic Cocaine
Discusses the history and uses of cocaine. Examines the traditional and new methods of production. Includes a one page glossary of terms and a six page appendix of a complete guide to manufacturing cocaine.
# 12390 | 1,125 words | 4 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Jun 02, 2003 in Medical and Health (Drugs)

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"The Way to Produce Synthetic Cocaine

Introduction: History
Relative to medical usage, a stimulant is defined to be an agent that arouses organic activity, strengthens the action of the heart, increases vitality, and promotes a sense of well being. Cocaine is one of the most powerful stimulants found in nature (Future of drug use, 1997).
Cocaine was organically derived from the coca plant found throughout South America. The first use of the coca plant for its stimulant properties can be traced to the ancient Incas in Peru. Called the "divine plant," Inca nobility and priests chewed the leaves of the coca plant in order to achieve a trance state of consciousness during religious ceremonies. Later, common people began to chew the leaves in order to reduce fatigue..."

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