Effects: lowers threshold to class participation by inhibiting speech blockers. Student will speak when called upon, will experience an eagerness to answer the instructor's questions, and will find words easily.
Side effects: may inhibit relevance controllers. Students on talkalin may speak on inappropriate topics or to inappropriate listeners (other students). Supplement with pedagorine, directalis.
Contraindicated: when accompanied by symptoms of anger. Simple inhibition of speech blockers in angry students will produce accusatory diatribes against the instructor and/or the university and/or the "system" and/or learning in general.
Typical abuse: students have been known to take high dosages of illegally obtained talkalin before oral exams, dates, parties, and job interviews. In rare cases otherwise incompetent faculty members may pursue rich and rewarding careers through clever talkalin abuse.
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