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Subject: Amphetamine, a stimulant, was used to treat hyperactivity?

Date: Mon Feb 14 01:55:06 2000
Posted by h5nl
Grade level: undergrad School: mississippi state university
City: mississippi state State/Province: MS Country: usa
Area of science: Neuroscience
ID: 950514906.Ns

I came across the use of amphetamine when read about narcolepxy. It is used 
to keep narcoleptic awake by manipulating the receptor-hormone interaction. 
Yet, i found that it is also used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity. 
And also, i was found that this is done by helping those hyperactive to be 
able to concentrate. It seems to me that the latter effect is somehow 
contradict with the previous one. I am curious of knowing the mechanism 
behind it. thanks...

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