Nicotine Sulphate

nicotine /nic·o·tine/ (nik´o-t?n) (nik´o-tin): a very poisonous alkaloid, obtained from tobacco or produced synthetically; used as an agricultural insecticide, and as an aid to smoking cessation. - redirected from nicotine sulphate,
Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers

"Nicotine in tobacco form accounts for millions of deaths each year from cancer, emphysema and heart disease. Yet, in certain neurologic and psychiatric conditions, nicotine can have useful therapeutic effects, reported scientists at the inaugural conference of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.

"Nicotine has long been a useful tool for researchers interested in probing the nervous system. Although the health risks associated with its intake via tobacco products has tended to tarnish society's view of nicotine, it is important to recognize that nicotine may have therapeutic potential with a number of disease states," noted Ovid Pomerleau, Ph.D., Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program, University of Michigan and President of the SRNT...

There is now some intriguing new data suggesting that very low doses of nicotine can have dramatic effects in controlling the symptoms of Tourette's syndrome, a rare neurologic disorder characterized by physical tics and uncontrollable vocalizations which are often filled with obscenities...

There is now also some new data indicating that nicotine can normalize some of the psychophysiological deficits seen in patients with schizophrenia. This may explain the high prevalence of smoking among schizophrenics and could lead to novel therapeutic approaches, reported Robert Freedman, M.D., department of psychiatry, University of Colorado...

There is also increasing clinical data supporting a potential role for nicotine in treatment of Alzheimer's disease , reported Paul Newhouse, M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine. " - excerpts from
Evil Weed May Benefit Rare Disorders
by Sean Henahan for Access Excellence

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