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PCP and Its Affects on the Human Body PCP or Phencyclidine is a very deadly drug in todays society PCP was developed in the 1950s as an anesthetic Use of PCP in humans was discontinued in 1965 because it was found that patients often became agitated delusional and irrational while recovering from its effects PCP is illegally made in labs and is sold on the street by such names as diabolic wet and digital The variety of street names for PCP reflects its bizarre and irrational effects on those who use it PCP can be mixed easily with dyes and turns up on the illegal drug markets in a variety of tablets capsules and colored powders PCP can be taken in multiple ways it can be smoked snorted or eaten For smoking PCP is usually mixed with marijuana PCP use often leads to psychological dependence craving and compulsive PCP-seeking behavior It was first discovered as a street drug in the 1960s and quickly gained a reputation as a drug that could cause bad reactions in its users Some continue in using PCP because of its addicting properties Others say its the feelings of strength power and a numbing effect on the mind makes them want to continue using PCP Many PCP users are brought to emergency rooms because of PCPs bad side effects or because of overdoses In a hospital they often become violent or suicidal and are very dangerous to themselves and people around them At a low dose side effects of PCP include a slight increase in breathing rate and a more pronounced rise in blood pressure and pulse rate Numbness of the body may also occur At high doses of PCP there is a drop in blood pressure pulse rate and breathing This may be accompanied by nausea vomiting blurred vision rolling of the eyes and dizziness High doses of PCP can also cause seizures coma and death Side
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