Increased heart rate

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Heartrate above 100BPM
Increased heart rate or tachycardia is described as a heart rate that is faster than the normal heart rate at rest. The average healthy human heart normally beats 60 to 100 times a minute when a person is at rest.[1] When the heart rate fluctuates to higher levels over 100 BPM, it is described as tachychardia or an abnormally high heart rate.

This is a common effect of stimulating substances especially stimulants as a direct result of dopaminergic or adrenergic modulation.[2][3] It can also be a psychological effect, such as a natural adrenal response to shock or fear. As awareness is heightened, such responses often become more heightened, especially with astonishing or confusing hallucinations. Other mechanisms for increased heart rate exist as well, such as deliriants effect as an acetylcholine inhibitor, one of the main modulaters of heart rate in the peripheral nervous system.[4][5]

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:


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