Video Flashcard: Salvia Divinorum

Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of before! Salvia Divinorum is a psychoactive plant which induces visions and hallucinations when ingested, but usually it is smoked. The plant contains salvinorin A, a unique and potent selective K-opioid receptor agonist. Since the experience of using salvia tends towards the unpleasant, the drug is thought to have a low potential for abuse. As a dissociative agent, harm can come to the user by walking into traffic, running and tripping, falling out of…

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Video Flashcard: Visine Prank

The Visine Prank was featured in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers based on an urban legend that a few drops into a person’s drink will cause diarrhea. This is NOT TRUE and in fact, ingestion of any of the topical imidazoline drugs can cause a serious and life threatening toxidrome. This video explains the Visine Prank, the mechanism of action of these drugs topically and the systemic effects that occur when the drug crosses the blood-brain barrier. Click the link…

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