Amphetamines: Definition & Types


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Amphetamines are typically classified as:

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1. Amphetamines are:

2. Which of the following is NOT a legal amphetamine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Amphetamines have very limited medicinal use these days and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the illicit and medical uses of amphetamines. You'll be assessed on topics relevant to both use and abuse of amphetamines.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will focus on the following topics:

  • Legal and pharmacological categorization of amphetamines
  • Illegal formulations of amphetamines
  • Definition of prescription drug abuse
  • Side effects of amphetamines

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on amphetamines
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as amphetamine
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of legal amphetamines

Additional Learning

To learn more about amphetamines, review the accompanying lesson called Amphetamines: Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of abuse of prescribed amphetamines
  • Explain the mechanism of action of amphetamines
  • Define Schedule II Drug
  • Identify names of legal and illegal amphetamines
  • Name conditions that can be treated with prescription amphetamines
  • Explain what is meant by psychedelic drug and euphoria
  • List side effects of amphetamines including the reason why they are so highly regulated