How Amphetamines Work in the Brain & Body Video


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Which of the following is NOT a common physical effect related to amphetamine use?

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1. This neurotransmitter releases into the brain to elicit feelings of reward and pleasure. It is the neurotransmitter most affected by amphetamines:

2. This neurotransmitter is responsible for the body's fight or flight response. It causes alertness and an increases heart rate:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The interactive quiz and printable worksheet will measure students' level of understanding about amphetamines. Topics students will need to know include types of neurotransmitters as well as physical and emotional repercussions of amphetamine use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The related quiz will include characteristics about amphetamines including:

  • The neurotransmitter that produces feelings of reward and pleasure
  • The term for an extreme feeling of happiness and well-being
  • Physical effects of amphetamine use
  • The brain chemical that influences mood, appetite and anger
  • The neurotransmitter responsible for fight or flight response

Skills Practiced

The corresponding quiz and worksheet will allow students to practice the following abilities:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the physical effects of amphetamine use
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding an extreme feeling of happiness and well-being
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding neurotransmitters affected by amphetamines and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To strengthen your knowledge of these prescription drugs, check the corresponding lesson called How Amphetamines Work in the Brain & Body. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what amphetamines are and the type of drug they are classified as
  • Recall why amphetamines are Schedule II drugs
  • Review what neurotransmitters are and how they affect the brain
  • Learn about the neurotransmitters that are affected by amphetamines
  • Understand the affect amphetamines have on a person and the dangers of psychological dependence