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Human Anatomy: Effects of Substance Abuse

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Human Anatomy: Effects of Substance Abuse

Head, Neck & Throat-Necrosis of the intranasal structures and soft palate can occur as a result of snorting drugs (Peyrière, et al., 2013)-Substance abuse can also lead to multiple differnt psychiatric disorders.

Human Anatomy: Effects of Substance Abuse

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Stomach-Nausea/Vomiting-Malnutrition-Inflammation of stomach-Abdominal pain/bloating(NIH, 2012)

LungsDrug abuse may lead to many respiratory problems:-Bronchitis-Emphysema-Lung cancer-Slowed/stopped breathing(NIH, 2012)

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HeartThe abuse of most drugs have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. -Increased heart rate-Heart attacks-Bacterial infections of blood vessels and heart valves(NIH, 2012)

Intestines-Certain drugs can cause constipation which can then lead to obstructions.-Smoking can lead to multiple different cancers, including colon cancer.(NIH, 2012)

Reproductive System-Impotence-STD's-Birth defects/miscarriages/premature birth/low birth weights-Hormone imbalances(NIH, 2012)

KidneysDrugs can cause dangerous increases in body temperature and muscle breakdown which can lead to kidney damage/failure. (NIH, 2012)

LiverThe main function of the liver is to filter out any harmful substances from the blood. When drugs are abused, the liver works extra hard which can result in liver dysfunction/disease. (NIH, 2012)

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Retrieved from: http://www.casacolumbia.org/

Retrieved from: http://www.casacolumbia.org/


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