Benzylpiperazine (Trifluoromethyl-Phenylpiperazine): Mental effects

Last modified: Thursday, 25. December 2008 - 8:32 am

Piperazines like BZP and TFMPP stimulate the brain, resulting in sensations and experiences which may be pleasant or unpleasant, frightening, dangerous, or lethal. Animal research has shown that BZP triggers the release of neurotransmitters called dopamine and norepinephrine, while TFMPP acts by stimulating nerve receptors sensitive to serotonin, another neurotransmitter.

At doses of 20-100 mg, both BZP and TFMPP may produce a range of mental experiences lasting six to eight hours. Sought-after effects may include euphoria, alertness, reduced need for sleep, heightened sense of touch and other pleasurable sensations, and a sense of emotional bonding to others that is not necessarily based on shared experiences, common interests, or other reasons for close relationships.

Both drugs can produce significant increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Like speed or amphetamine, the stimulant effects of BZP on the brain are mirrored in the body, and may have equally disastrous results. Animal experiments suggest that piperazines such as TFMPP can actually inhibit learning rather than enhancing it.

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