Sympathomimetic intoxication; Amphetamine or sympathomimetic intoxication; Intoxication - uppers
Amphetamine or sympathomimetic intoxication describes the state that occurs with the use of amphetamines or sympathomimetic drugs. Intoxication can readily lead to overdose with severe or fatal toxicity.
Symptoms include: high blood pressure, rapid heart rate (tachycardia), increased body temperature, agitation, stroke, seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, coma, and death.
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.