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2-Ethylamino-1-phenylbutane (2-EAPB) is a synthetic compound that belongs to the amphetamine class of substances. It is structurally related to amphetamines and more specifically, it is considered a phenethylamine derivative. This compound has been encountered in the field of forensic science due to its presence in some legal high products and is of interest in pharmacology for its stimulant effects, which are attributed to its action on the central nervous system (CNS).

Chemistry[edit | edit source]

2-Ethylamino-1-phenylbutane is a chemical compound with the formula C12H19N. It consists of a phenethylamine backbone with an ethyl group attached to the nitrogen atom and a butane chain attached to the alpha carbon. This structure is similar to that of more well-known stimulants such as methamphetamine and amphetamine, which contributes to its stimulant effects.

Pharmacology[edit | edit source]

The pharmacological profile of 2-EAPB is primarily characterized by its stimulant activity, which is mediated through its action on various neurotransmitter systems in the brain. It is believed to increase the release of monoamines such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, leading to its stimulatory effects. However, detailed studies on its exact mechanism of action and pharmacodynamics are limited.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Users of 2-Ethylamino-1-phenylbutane may experience a range of effects typical of stimulant compounds. These can include increased alertness, euphoria, increased energy, and decreased appetite. However, adverse effects such as anxiety, paranoia, and cardiovascular complications can also occur, especially with higher doses or prolonged use.

Legal Status[edit | edit source]

The legal status of 2-EAPB varies by country, with some jurisdictions having specific legislation controlling its possession, distribution, and use. It has been listed as a controlled substance in some countries due to concerns about its potential for abuse and the health risks associated with its use.

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