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Asked • 05/07/19

How does methamphetamine (meth) damage neurons?

Meth is considered to be neurotoxic by forming reactive oxygen species and oxidizing the neurons. But unlike dopamine, which, by the way, [is neurotoxic due to ROS induced dopaminergic stress](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23683503), meth **does not have any oxygen atom**, and thus cannot be the direct cause of ROS.So, how exactly does meth exert its neurotoxic effects?

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