Adderall history and method of action


Adderall is one of the rare drugs that contain two salts belonging to the phenethylamine class responsible for the stimulation of the central nervous system. Due to the various effects on the central nervous system, the drug has opened opportunities for its abuse. There is a myriad of people that use the drug in American colleges as well as the general public. Adderall is widely known around colleges in America because instead of doing drugs to escape worries, students use it to enhance performance and productivity in class. However, it would be important to know that the drug has been around for many centuries, it was first discovered by a Romanian chemist known as Laz─âr Edeleanu in the year 1887. The scientist wrote an extensive report about effects of amphetamine on the central nervous system. In the year 1929, another biochemist in California tested the effects of the drug by injecting himself with 50mg of the drug in an attempt to create a drug that would be used for the therapy of asthma and other lung infections.

The individual reported effects of amphetamine by writing an extensive report. The biochemist indicated that the drug brought a significance of wellbeing but the next day he was sleepless during the night. In 1930s American colleges were flooded with the drug because it was used by students to stay up late into the evening so that they could complete their assignments. The drug has also been used by troops in war especially the Nazi in the world war, the effects of the drugs made them march incredibly long distances.

Method of Action.

The drug is used in the treatment of the attention deficit disorder in individuals. Is also widely applied in the treatment of a condition known as narcolepsy. Some people use Adderall to enhance good performance in athletics while other individuals implement it as to improve cognitive we well as for recreational purposes. When used for recreational purposes the drug serves as aphrodisiac and euphoriant. Active contents of the medications that include 25% levoamphetamine and 75% the dextrorotary or 'right-handed' enantiomer. The salts therein are active ingredients that work by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitters, dopamine, and norepinephrine in the brain. The drug trigger the release of hormones in the body and synthesis of neuropeptides. Active ingredients of the drug bind the same biological targets but the binding effects in the body differ slightly. By interacting the contents in the body, the amphetamine releases neurotransmitters into the cellular fluids through the neuron membranes.