Fresh leaves of Khat contain two psychoactive constituents which are the stimulant cathinone
Flakka, a synthetic Cathinone
drug South Florida has recently become all too familiar with, is capturing the media's attention and gaining much needed awareness in our communities.
occurs naturally in the khat plant, which grows on the Arabian Peninsula and in East Africa.
Mephodrone, also known as 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC) or 4-methylephedrone, is a synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone
Mephedrone is one of the possible active ingredients, and it is derived from the synthetic cathinone
, similar to cathinone
found naturally in the khat plant (Catha edulis).
8) The global transport and availability of khat has been enhanced by the development of a capsular form cathinone
200mg (its active ingredient), which is also known as hagigat.
For example, cathinone
derivatives have been reported since the late 1920s.
Upon recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in April 2010 controlled the use of mephedrone and other cathinone
derivatives in the UK, classifying the substances as Class B drugs.
We were very interested to read the article by Kelly Melvin and David Hourani in the January/February 2014 issue of the West Virginia Medical Journal regarding a case of Datura stramonium ingestion being misdiagnosed as cathinone
Its psychoactive ingredients -- cathinone
and cathine -- are similar to amphetamines but weaker, and can help chewers stay awake and talkative.
substances and thirty-four synthetic cathinone
reports related to four
It was originally marketed as a plant fertiliser and is derived from cathinone
, a compound found in a plant called Khat.