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bath salts

(băth, bäth)
pl.n.
1. A crystalline, often scented substance that is added to bathwater to improve lathering and soften the skin.
2. Any of several drugs composed of synthetic cathinones, used as stimulants and usually packaged as cosmetics or household products.

bath salts

1. Any of several water-soluble inorganic crystalline compounds, such as Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), or table salt (sodium chloride), usually colored and scented, and designed to be added to a bath. The salts soften the bathwater and purportedly improve cleaning and enhance the bathing experience.
2. Methylenedioxypyrovalerone.
See also: salt
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Typically sold as a powder, bath salts produce feelings of euphoria and alertness similar to the effects of amphetamines and cocaine, but some chemical forms are even more powerful.
Differentiation of Datura stramonium poisoning and bath salt intoxication Diagnostic features Pharmacologic Treatment Flushing (Red as a beet) Dry skin (Dry as a bone) Mydriasis (Blind as a bat) Psychosis Gastric lavage (Mad as a hatter) Activated charcoal Hyperthermia Physostigmine (Hot as hades) (severe cases) Hypertension Benzodiazepines Datura stramonium Tachycardia for severe Reduced GI agitation.
Poison control centers applaud DEA's ban of bath salts.
Wednesday was crystals day, and while the younger children made bath salts, those ages seven to 10 did a more involved rock candy project.
Bath salts refer to a group of hallucinogens that contains various cathinone-like chemicals.
7) Prior to recent legislation, bath salts were sold in head shops, gas stations, and convenience stores.
The recreational drugs known as bath salts reduce communication between different areas of the brain, a new study in rats finds.
That year, "poison centers nationwide responded to about 3,200 calls related to synthetic marijuana and bath salts.
Last year, there were 6,959 calls related to synthetic marijuana and 6,138 calls about bath salts, compared with 2,906 and 304 calls, respectively in 2010, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
8220;These are not your typical bath salts, or really even bath salts at all,” says Lee Williamson of San Francisco Bath Salt Company.
San Francisco Bath Salt Company (SFBSC), a manufacturer of legitimate bath salts, is pleased to learn that the sensationalized controversy over bath salts and whether they will turn you into a crazed zombie has finally been debunked.
Recent studies point to compulsive drug taking among bath salts users, and several deaths have been blamed on the bath salt mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone or "meow-meow").