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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.
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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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Bath salts boost dopamine, a reward and pleasure messenger molecule, in the territory between nerve cells in the brain.
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Individuals that have a history of substance abuse report that the effects of bath salts are most simliar to the effects of 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and cocaine.
The second patient was admitted to the hospital, discharged, and revisited the ED the same day of discharge after again using "bath salts." The third patient was treated in the ED twice, with the visits 1 month apart.
Bath salts are stimulants that boost levels of dopamine, a messenger molecule related to reward and pleasure, as well as norepinephrine and serotonin, which play roles in attentiveness and mood.
That year, "poison centers nationwide responded to about 3,200 calls related to synthetic marijuana and bath salts. In 2011, that number jumped to more than 13,000 calls.
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.
“Oddly enough, we didn't even find any evidence to suggest that these fake 'bath salts' even contain Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), or any combination of those two, which are generally staple ingredients of a typical and true bath salt.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 7, 2019-: Bath Salts Market Growth Strategy 2019 | Global Industry Demand, Size, Value Share, Business Opportunity, Regional Trend and Gross Margin by Forecast to 2023
Bath salts are marketed as plant food, jewelry cleaner, insect repellant and research chemicals.