Cocaine and the blood-brain-barrier

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Abstract

Cocaine is one of the most abused street drugs; according to the National Survey on Drug Abuse, 15% of Americans have used cocaine at least once in their lifetime. Cocaine has been shown to alter behavior and mood, causing feelings of euphoria. One of the most damaging effects of cocaine abuse is that it compromises judgment capacity leading to risky sexual behavior, thereby increasing chances of contracting HIV infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalBlood
Volume117
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology

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