Breaking Bad Pharmacology and Biochemical Science

dc.contributor.author Ozegovic, Agnes
dc.contributor.majorProfessor Carlson, Steve
dc.date.accessioned 2023-06-13T17:50:32Z
dc.date.available 2023-06-13T17:50:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2023
dc.date.issued 2023-05
dc.description.abstract Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series following Walter White, who after a recent cancer diagnosis trades in teaching high school chemistry for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Methamphetamine belongs to the phenethylamine family with the parent drug Amphetamine, all deriving from the plant Ephedra. Both drugs act on the neurotransmitter Dopamine allowing the build-up in the synaptic cleft causing psychostimulant effects on the CNS. Methamphetamine is synthesized using both the Red-P method as well as P2P method. By-products of phosphorous gas can be harmful when synthesizing the drug. Different biochemical substances such as hydrofluoric acid, ricin, lily of the valley, and methylamine as used in the show. The veterinary drug selegiline has similar effects on the body as that of methamphetamine.
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/105574
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights.holder Agnes Ozegovic
dc.subject.keywords Amphetamine
dc.subject.keywords Methamphetamine
dc.subject.keywords Breaking Bad
dc.title Breaking Bad Pharmacology and Biochemical Science
dc.type Article
dc.type.genre creativecomponent
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.department Biomedical Sciences
thesis.degree.discipline Biomedical Sciences
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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