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dc.contributorHassan, N.A.G.M.EN
dc.contributorGunaid, A.A.EN
dc.contributorMurray Lyon, I.M.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:02:03Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:02:03Z
dc.date.issued2007EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1303/13_3_2007_706_718.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117302
dc.description706-718EN
dc.description.abstractCatha edulis Forsk leaves [‎khat]‎ are chewed daily by a high proportion of the adult population in Yemen for the mild stimulant effect. Cathinone is believed to be the main active ingredient in fresh khat leaves and is structurally related and pharmacologically similar to amphetamine. The habit of khat chewing is widespread with a deep-rooted sociocultural tradition in Yemen and as such poses a public health problem. The objective of this literature review was to examine studies on khat, particularly human studies, with special reference to its effect on the central nervous system, cardiovascular, digestive and genitourinary systems, oral-dental tissues, diabetes mellitus and cancerEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPlant StemsEN
dc.subjectHealth BehaviorEN
dc.subjectMasticationEN
dc.subjectHabitsEN
dc.subjectSubstance-Related DisordersEN
dc.subjectSocioeconomic FactorsEN
dc.subject.meshCathaEN
dc.titleKhat [‎Catha edulis]‎: health aspects of khat chewingEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (‎3)‎, 706-718, 2007


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