File:Side effects of nicotine.png

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English: Main side effects of nicotine (See Wikipedia:Nicotine).

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  • Increased clotting tendency[1]
  • Atherosclerosis[2]
  • Enlargement of the aorta[2]


  • Bronchospasm[1]



Joint pain[1]


  • Lightheadedness[1]
  • Headache[1]
  • Sleep disturbances[1]
  • Abnormal dreams[1]
  • Irritability[1]
  • Dizziness[1]
  • Risk of blood restriction[2]


  • Increased or decreased heart rate[1]
  • Increased blood pressure[1]
  • Tachycardia[1]
  • More (or less) arrhythmias[1]
  • Coronary artery constriction[1]
  • Coronary artery disease[2]


  • High insulin[1]
  • Insulin resistance[1]

During pregnancy, risks to child later in life:

  • Type 2 diabetes[2]
  • Obesity[2]
  • Hypertension[2]
  • Neurobehavioral defects[2]
  • Respiratory dysfunction[2]
  • Infertility[2]

Excluded are symptoms specific for a certain route of administration of nicotine, where other factors than the nicotine itself may be responsible. Excluded are also some very rare symptoms, and symptoms that are only seen together with another, relatively rare, condition.


  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Nicotine Side Effects. Retrieved on 2009.
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k (2014). "Electronic Cigarettes. A Position Statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 190 (6): 611–618. DOI:10.1164/rccm.201407-1198PP. PMID 25006874. ISSN 1073-449X.
  3. (2014). "Nicotine-Mediated Cell Proliferation and Tumor Progression in Smoking-Related Cancers". Molecular Cancer Research 12 (1): 14–23. DOI:10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-13-0541. PMID 24398389. PMC: 3915512. ISSN 1541-7786.
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Derive directly from raster image with organs

The raster (.png format) images below have most commonly used organs already included, and text and lines can be added in almost any graphics editor. This is the easiest method, but does not leave any room for customizing what organs are shown.

Adding text and lines:

Derive "from scratch"

By this method, body diagrams can be derived by pasting organs into one of the "plain" body images shown below. This method requires a graphics editor that can handle transparent images, in order to avoid white squares around the organs when pasting onto the body image. Pictures of organs are found on the project's main page. These were originally adapted to fit the male shadow/silhouette.


More organs are found at: Human body diagrams/Organs

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