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3,566 wordsMarijuana as Medicine Introduction Marijuana is a drug made from the dried leaves of the Hemp plant. Marijuana is also known as cannabis, which comes from the scientific name of the Hemp plant or Cannabis sativa. These dried leaves are usually smoked in rolled cigarettes or pipes to achieve a psychological feeling of euphoria or well-being. The marijuana plant contains more than 460 known compounds, of which more than 60 have been identified as cannabinoids. The most studied cannabinoid, 9 -tetr...
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3,714 wordsMarjory MArijuana Beatriz Lama P&execute; rez Marjory Hutchinson ENG? 190 9 December 1999 Legalization of Marijuana For many years the use of marijuana for medical purposes has been an issue of controversial discussion. Many claim that marijuana is a drug that has proven itself to be of no medical value in the treatment of terminal illnesses. Those who feel this way, usually ignore the long history of marijuana? s medical uses; a history that goes back thousands of years ago. The drug has aided ...
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754 wordsMultiple Sclerosis is a disease in which areas of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves are stripped of their myelin, which is the fat covering that insulates the nerve fibers. This makes it harder for the transmission of messages between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects about one million people worldwide but is more common in women. The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are varied in range, severity, and duration. The most co...
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974 wordsMultiple Sclerosis is a disorder of the central nervous system involving decreased nerve function associated with the formation of scars on the covering of nerve cells. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects approximately 1 out of 1, 600 people. Women are affected about 60 % of the time. The disorder most commonly begins between 20 to 40 years old. MS is one of the major causes of disability in adults under age 65. Multiple sclerosis involves repeated episodes of inflammation of nervous tissue in any a...
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4,343 wordsIntroduction Multiple Sclerosis By: Stephanie Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that randomly attacks the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The progress, severity and specific symptoms of the disease can not be predicted; symptoms may range from tingling and numbness to paralysis and blindness. MS is a devastating disease because people live with its unpredictable physical and emotional effects for the rest of their lives. MS is a well-known disease, but...
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1,002 wordsJason Garoutte November 18, 1996 English / Mr. Blunt Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is one of the most misunderstood diseases of this century. Since it s discovery, there is still no known causes, no proven treatments, and no known cure, yet it affects possibly five hundred thousand people in the United States alone. People need to learn more about this disease so it can be brought to the attention of the nation. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system. It destroys t...
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2,134 wordsThe Inside Disease Multiple Sclerosis affects 350, 000 people around the United States. Judy Rhamini, a forty- six-year-old mother of two, was diagnosed with the crippling disease in 1988. In late 1997, her attacks had become so devastating that one of them left her arms and legs temporarily paralyzed. To combat the attacks, Mrs. Rhamini began a four- hour daily regimen of intravenous steroids. Within weeks, her pain was gone. Judy Rhamini now takes Avonex, which is a beta- interferon, and since...
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Controlled Substances Act Schedule Ii Drug
4,569 wordsMarijuana (also spelled marihuana) is a psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowering parts of the hemp plant. It is one of the most strictly classified illegal drugs in the United States. Under the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I substance, which defines it as having a high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use. Marijuana is therefore classified more severely than cocaine and morphine, which as Schedule II drugs are also banne...
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