AMPHETAMIINE Urine Cassette Test
Tests for Amphetamines 1000 ng/ml
The Single Urine Cassette Test is an economical, fast and accurate way of testing for one drug at a time. The product is easy to use and results can be read at 5 minutes.
Amphetamines are a class of potent sympathominetic agents with therapeutic applications. The most common amphetamines are d-amphetamine and d,l-amphetamine. Amphetamines are central nervous stimulants that cause the neutrotrransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine to be released into the brain and body giving users feelings of euphoria, alertness, and increased energy. Chronic abuse of amphetamine leads to tolerance and drug reinforcement effect. Cardiovascular responses to amphetamine include increased blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. More acute responses produce anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations and psychotic behavior. Amphetamine is metabolised by a number of pathways. In general, acid urine promotes excretion whereas alkaline urine retards it. In 24 hours, approximately 79% of the amphetamine dose is excreted in acid urine and about 45% in alkaline urine. Typically, about 20% is excreted as unchanged amphetamine. Unchanged amphetamine can be detected up to 1 –2 days after use.
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