Amphetamines/Stimulants

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Amphetamines/Stimulants:
• stimulants are used to help prevent fatigue and increase reaction time - also increase ‘aggressiveness’
• side effects  behavioural problems, irritability, insomnia, restlessness, hypertension, increased body temperature (increased risk for heat injury)
• caffeine  stimulates CNS, increased alertness, improved concentration, decreases fatigue and may improve psychomotor co-ordination
• Nicotine  stimulant and relaxing properties
• stimulants are banned, but legitimate medical use under very strict conditions is permitted

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