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:: Urobilinogen

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Amphetamine information

Street names: Speed, Whizz, Billy and Sulph.

The most common form of illegally obtained amphetamine is a white powder called Amphetamine Sulphate. This powder is usually of varying strength, between 3% and 6% in purity, and is snorted, eaten, rubbed on the gums, or injected intravenously.

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Base

Another type of amphetamine, called "Base" can also be obtained illegally and has a much purer consistency - and is therefore much stronger. A type of amphetamine called "ice" or "ice-cream" is also manufactured.

This form is smoked and is said to be more addictive than "crack". The "high" experienced when using this form is said to last longer, and may last for up to 39 hours, whereas the "high" experienced from amphetamine sulphate lasts up to 4 hours.

Amphetamine medical use

Amphetamines were developed as a medication for asthma sufferers as they help to dilate the bronchi in the lungs. However, it was discovered very quickly that amphetamines also "speed" up all body functions, making the heart beat faster and trigger a release of adrenaline into the system.

This was noticed as far back as the 1930's, and widespread abuse of the drug began during the depression years. Amphetamines were given to soldiers in World War II, probably to help them keep awake. The abuse of the drug continued into the 60's and the drug is still very popular today.

Effect of amphetamines

People under the influence of this drug report an increase in energy, cheerfulness and confidence. The drug reduces the need for sleep and suppresses the appetite.

The pupils of the eyes usually dilate and the skin becomes very sensitive - a tingling sensation is reported when a user is touched. This is replaced by intense depression, lethargy and irritability when the effects of the drug wear off.

Addictive effect of amphetamines

Amphetamine users report a need to use more and more of the drug to obtain the same effect for every successive "high", and this places an extra burden on the body and may cause delusions, hallucinations and paranoia, which may develop into full-blown paranoid psychosis.

Blood pressure rises alarmingly during use of the drug and heart failure and blood vessel damage may occur. The risk of this occurring is extremely high during strenuous physical activity (like dancing at a rave).

A simple urine test sold by us can detect the presence of amphetamines and to view this test kit, please click here.

Our home test kits
Urine test strips - testing for:
:: Glucose
:: Ketones
:: Blood / Hemoglobin
:: Protein
:: Nitrite
:: pH
:: Urobilinogen
:: Bilirubin
:: Leucocytes
:: Specific gravity

Breast Aware (breast examination pad)

Alcohol breathalyzer (disposable)

Ovulation tests (testing fertility periods or periods when you won't conceive)
Malaria test kit - testing for:
:: Plasmodium falciparum (Pf)
:: Plasmodium vivax (Pv)
:: Plasmodium ovale (Po)
:: Plasmodium malariae (Pm)

Prostate test (PSA test)

HIV test /Aids test (testing for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies)

Drug test (5-in-1 assay) testing for:
:: Cocaine (crack and cocaine derivatives)
:: THC (marijuana, weed, grass, hashish etc)
:: Amphetamines (speed, uppers, base)
:: Opiates (morphine, opium, heroin)
:: Methamphetamines (meth, ice, e, ecstasy)

 

Information pages
Urine testing
:: Kidneys and their functions
:: Kidney function regulating body fluids
:: Bilirubin in urine
:: Blood in urine
:: Glucose in urine
:: Ketones in urine
:: Leukocytes in urine
:: Nitrite in urine
:: ph of urine
:: Protein in urine
:: Specific gravity of urine
:: Urobilinogen in urine
:: Parameters of urine test strips (dip sticks)

Drugs
:: Drug detection periods
:: Most common drugs
:: Drug slang words
:: How do drugs work
   ::: Amphetamines - speed, uppers
   ::: Cocaine - crack, nose candy
   ::: Methamphetamine - ecstasy, e, ice
   ::: Opiates - morphine, opium, heroin
   ::: Phencyclidine hydrochloride - pcp, angel dust
   ::: THC - cannabis, marijuana

Breast cancer
:: Description and function of the breasts
:: Diseases of the breast
:: Benign breast conditions
:: Malignant breast conditions
   ::: Types of breast cancer
   ::: Symptoms of breast cancer
:: Causes of breast cancer
:: Diagnosing breast cancer
:: Treatment of breast cancer
:: Living with breast cancer

Prostate health
:: Prostatism or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
:: Prostatitis
:: Prostate Cancer
   ::: Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
   ::: Cause of Prostate Cancer
   ::: Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
   ::: Treatment for Prostate Cancer
:: Living with Prostate Cancer
:: Depression
:: Erectile Dysfunction
:: Incontinence
Malaria
:: General information on malaria
:: Types of malaria
:: People at high risk of malaria infection
:: Lifecycle of the plasmodium parasite
:: Preventing malaria
   ::: Protective clothing
   ::: Insect repellent
   ::: Bed / sleeping mosquito nets
   ::: Room management
:: Diagnosing malaria
:: Symptoms of malaria infection
:: Anti-malarial drugs
   ::: Doxycycline
   ::: Mefloquine (Lariumô)
   ::: Atovaquone and proguanil combination (Malaroneô)
:: Testing for malaria
   ::: Home testing
   ::: Laboratory testing
   ::: Other tests that could be done
:: Consequences and outcome of malaria infection
:: Malaria in Southern and South Africa

HIV / Aids
:: General information
:: Symptoms
:: Facts and frequently asked questions
:: Spreading the virus
   ::: Kissing
   ::: Oral Sex
   ::: Vaginal Sex
   ::: Anal Sex
   ::: Condoms
   ::: Female condoms
   ::: Drug Use
   ::: Tattoos
:: Health care workers and you
:: "Rapid" home Aids Tests
:: Approved drugs and treatments
:: Schematic drawing of life cycle

Ovulation / Fertility
:: Fertility drugs
:: Ovulation calculator (period in which you are most likely to conceive)


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