New Research Stresses Potential Health Dangers of “Bath Salts”

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NIDA research published in a recent issue of Neuropsychopharmacology shows that MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), a synthetic chemical commonly found in the drugs referred to as “bath salts,” is potentially more dangerous than cocaine based on testing in rodents. In this study, MDPV prolonged the effects of two neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine, and produced hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, and increased blood pressure.

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–National Institute of Drug Abuse

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