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Crack Cocaine

"Crack Cocaine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The purified, alkaloidal, extra-potent form of cocaine. It is smoked (free-based), injected intravenously, and orally ingested. Use of crack results in alterations in function of the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system, the central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal system. The slang term "crack" was derived from the crackling sound made upon igniting of this form of cocaine for smoking.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Crack Cocaine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Crack Cocaine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 27 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2017
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