Tag Archives: stimulants

Synthetic cathinones: any relevancy to dental practice?

Synthetic cathinones are derivatives of the naturally occurring amphetamine-like compound cathinone, which is found in the stimulant shrub khat. In US, synthetic cathinones are abused as stimulant recreational drugs and are commonly called “bath salts.” They are

New psychoactive substances and drugs of abuse inhibit neuronal activity

New psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs’, ‘bath salts’ or ‘research chemicals’, appeared on the drug market around a decade ago. Even though they account for only a small proportion of the market, NPS encompass