Cannabis laced with Viagra-like compound being sold in Netherlands
London, Nov 1 (ANI): While analysing a liquid, which was being sold on the streets of Utrecht, Netherlands, as a "marijuana adulterant", researchers have discovered Viagra-like compounds in it.
The team led by Dries de Kaste from National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven has identified compounds called homosildenafil (HS) and thiohomosildenafil (THS) that belong to the in the same class of compounds called sildenafil, sold as Viagra.
These compounds obstruct the breakdown of an enzyme that dilates blood vessels in the penis, increasing blood flow, reports New Scientist.
Although De Kaste still needs to know why HS and THS are being added to cannabis, but she believes that it could be to enhance the uptake of its psychoactive constituents or to exploit a perception that marijuana use affects libido.
Moreover, HS and THS were not destroyed when they were "smoked" using a laboratory simulator. (ANI)
Read More: Netherlands | Netherlands Antilles | Union Public Service Commissio | Public Service Commission | Public Office | Hyderabad Public School | Karnata Health Institute | Ponneri Public Office | Chengalpattu Public Offices | Cuddalore Public Offices | Papanasam Public Office | Ramnanathapuram Public Offices | Periyakulam Public Office | Health Institute Po | More | Lond | Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga | Health Care Management | National Institute of Homeopathy | National Dairy Research Institute | National Institute of Virology | Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library
MONEY SPINNING IPL SHOULD BE BANNED - PASWAN
May 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM
CBI SUPERINTENDENT SENT TO THREE DAY POLICE REMAND
May 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM
SIDDARAMAIAH EXPANDS CABINET, ENSURES NO WATER CRISIS
May 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM