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Neuropsychological effects of formaldehyde use.
J Psychoactive Drugs 2008; 40(2):207-10JP

Abstract

This study compared five individuals who intentionally ingested formaldehyde (possibly laced with PCP) in marijuana cigarettes to a control group on measures of cognitive ability. Formaldehyde, a major component in embalming fluid, is legal to purchase and possess and has become popular due to its euphoric properties. In significant doses, the chemical is a neurotoxin. The effects of inadvertent exposure are fairly well known, but the effects of intentional ingestion have only recently been investigated. In addition, there has been little research on the effects of formaldehyde use specific to intellectual ability and cognitive intactness. The results of this study indicate intentional ingestion may cause a decline in neuropsychological intactness, as measured by performance on the Shipley Institute of Living Scale.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18720671

Citation

Marceaux, Janice C., et al. "Neuropsychological Effects of Formaldehyde Use." Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, vol. 40, no. 2, 2008, pp. 207-10.
Marceaux JC, Dilks LS, Hixson S. Neuropsychological effects of formaldehyde use. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2008;40(2):207-10.
Marceaux, J. C., Dilks, L. S., & Hixson, S. (2008). Neuropsychological effects of formaldehyde use. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 40(2), pp. 207-10.
Marceaux JC, Dilks LS, Hixson S. Neuropsychological Effects of Formaldehyde Use. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2008;40(2):207-10. PubMed PMID: 18720671.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neuropsychological effects of formaldehyde use. AU - Marceaux,Janice C, AU - Dilks,Lawrence S, AU - Hixson,Sheila, PY - 2008/8/30/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/8/30/entrez SP - 207 EP - 10 JF - Journal of psychoactive drugs JO - J Psychoactive Drugs VL - 40 IS - 2 N2 - This study compared five individuals who intentionally ingested formaldehyde (possibly laced with PCP) in marijuana cigarettes to a control group on measures of cognitive ability. Formaldehyde, a major component in embalming fluid, is legal to purchase and possess and has become popular due to its euphoric properties. In significant doses, the chemical is a neurotoxin. The effects of inadvertent exposure are fairly well known, but the effects of intentional ingestion have only recently been investigated. In addition, there has been little research on the effects of formaldehyde use specific to intellectual ability and cognitive intactness. The results of this study indicate intentional ingestion may cause a decline in neuropsychological intactness, as measured by performance on the Shipley Institute of Living Scale. SN - 0279-1072 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18720671/abstract/Neuropsychological_effects_of_formaldehyde_use_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02791072.2008.10400632 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -