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. When the heart rate fluctuates to higher levels over 100 BPM, it is described as tachycardia or an abnormally high heart rate.

It is worth noting that increased heart rate can often be a result of psychological symptoms as a natural adrenal response to anxiety, paranoia, shock, and fear.

Increased heart rate is most commonly induced under the influence of heavy dosages of stimulating compounds, such as traditional stimulants, certain psychedelics, and certain dissociatives. This is thought to occur as a direct result of dopaminergic or adrenergic modulation.[1][2] However, it can also occur under the influence of deliriants due to the way in which they inhibit acetylcholine, one of the main modulaters of heart rate in the peripheral nervous system.[3][4]

Psychoactive substances

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

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Experience reports

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  1. Billman, G. E. (May 1990). "Mechanisms responsible for the cardiotoxic effects of cocaine". The FASEB Journal. 4 (8): 2469–2475. doi:10.1096/fasebj.4.8.2185973. ISSN 0892-6638. 
  2. Ferreira, M. T., Ferreira, R., Carvalho, F., Duarte, J. A. (1 November 2006). "Effect of physical exercise on markers of acute cardiotoxicity induced by d-amphetamine in an animal model". Revista portuguesa de cardiologia. 25 (11): 983–996. ISSN 2174-2030. 
  3. Triposkiadis, F., Karayannis, G., Giamouzis, G., Skoularigis, J., Louridas, G., Butler, J. (November 2009). "The Sympathetic Nervous System in Heart Failure". Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54 (19): 1747–1762. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.05.015. ISSN 0735-1097. 
  4. Akselrod, S., Gordon, D., Ubel, F. A., Shannon, D. C., Berger, A. C., Cohen, R. J. (10 July 1981). "Power Spectrum Analysis of Heart Rate Fluctuation: A Quantitative Probe of Beat-to-Beat Cardiovascular Control". Science. 213 (4504): 220–222. doi:10.1126/science.6166045. ISSN 0036-8075.