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Therapeutic Drugs and Drugs of Abuse

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I need help on writing the following information about a therapeutic drug and a drug of abuse.
Focus on Cocaine and Aspirin please.

Please provide the following:
#1 Common Name
#2 Scientific Name
#3 Mode of Action / Use
#4 Side Effects

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This 200 word solution provides information regarding a chosen therapeutic drug and drug of abuse. Additionally, this solution provides a complete list of reference sources for further research of the topic.

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I have chosen cocaine as a drug of abuse and aspirin as a therapeutic drug.


Common name: Coke, snow, flake, blow, C, Crack

Scientific Name: Cocaine

Mode of action/Use:
The neural system that appears to be most affected by cocaine originates in a region of the mid-brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Nerve fibers originating in the VTA extend to a region known as the nucleus accumbens which is one of the brain's key areas involved in reward. This results in producing pleasure.

Cocaine also removes dopamine from the synapse, ...

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