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Neurological, structural, and functional effects of drug use

Examine the neurological effects, structural and functional, of drug use.

All drugs do something in the brain to create their euphoric results although several of them also have harsh harmful penalties in the brain including seizures, stroke, and widespread brain injury that can affect all features of everyday life. Drugs can also result in brain alterations that result in issues with memory, attention and decision-making. Substance abuse is connected with an assortment of neurological problems. The utilization of particular substances demonstrates a marked temporal relationship with the beginning of both haemorrhagic and ischaemic strokes. Acute, severe elevations of blood pressure, cardiac dysrhythmias, cerebral vasospasm, vasculitis, and embolization have also been seen. Burst of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations have been noticed in about 50 percent of the patients with haemorrhagic stroke.

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Neurological effects -

Numbness, slowed or fast heart beats, effects similar to high doses of sleeping pills use: lowered heart pressure, numbness, drowsiness

Structural Effects -
Changes in the brain structures - cerebellum, cerebrum, shrunk cortex

Functional Effects -

Delay in ...

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Neurological effects, structural and functional effects of of drug use

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