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A man is arrested for possession of narcotics, the culprit is found to have black tongue. What is likely to have been the substance of abuse?

a-HEROIN
b-COCAINE
c-CANNABIS
d-ARSENIC
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Damn, I cant think of a relationship between the drugs listed or the black tongue, so I'm going to go with cannabis coz its smoked? so there's tar?

I'm curious about this..
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Damn, I cant think of a relationship between the drugs listed or the black tongue, so I'm going to go with cannabis coz its smoked? so there's tar?

I'm curious about this..
Actually the answer should be cocaine

Black hairy tongue is a benign, self-limiting disorder characterized by abnormally hypertrophied and elongated filiform papillae on the surface of the tongue...among the causes, smoking drugs such as crack cocaine is one of them.

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Damn, I cant think of a relationship between the drugs listed or the black tongue, so I'm going to go with cannabis coz its smoked? so there's tar?

I'm curious about this..
Nope... cannabis wont produce a black tongue.. trust me
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Nope... cannabis wont produce a black tongue.. trust me
patelMD - Nah, i didnt think so either, lol ... totally missed on the smoking crack. just presumed the snorting crack.aiiie!! well tonight it shall be behavioral! thanks bebix...
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patelMD - Nah, i didnt think so either, lol ... totally missed on the smoking crack. just presumed the snorting crack.aiiie!! well tonight it shall be behavioral! thanks bebix...
Yea, that's what people do lol.. or inject it.. or put it between the lips lol.. so many ways, its almost like the people who are coming up with it studied pharmacokinetics.
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