Amphetamine makes up a class of medications known as CNS stimulants. There are many other closely related medications. Amphetamine belongs to the phenylethylamine family with a methyl group substitution in the alpha carbon position. Numerous substitutions of the phenylethylamine structure are possible, resulting in several amphetamine-like compounds. These compounds have now collectively come to be known as “amphetamines”, and include amphetamine phosphate, amphetamine sulfate, benzphetamine.
This topic describes: Mechanism, Abuse potential of amphetamine, Clinical (Toxic) Symptoms, Investigations/Diagnosis and Management of Amphetamines Poisoning.