Drugs and the Human Body With Implications for Society

ISBN-10: 0132447134
ISBN-13: 9780132447133
Edition: 8th 2009
Authors: Ken Liska
List price: $130.40
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Description: Clear and readable for the average reader yet comprehensive enough for the professional this reliable reference addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion.Reflects up-to-date research  More...

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Book details

List price: $130.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Clear and readable for the average reader yet comprehensive enough for the professional this reliable reference addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion.Reflects up-to-date research throughout, including coverage of street, over-the-counter, and prescriptive drugs. Highlights the World Wide Web as a growing primary source of drug information. Extensively revises coverage of drug discovery, including major additional information on proteomics, and pharmacogenomics; and highlights the importance of these topics in the context of personalized drug treatment.For professionals in health and drug education, criminal justice, sociology, biology, and chemistry.

Note: Each chapter ends with Web Sites and Study Questions
The Magic Bullets
Where Drugs Come From
Federal Laws: The FDA and Drug Testing-Penalties for Illicit Use
What Happens to Drugs After We Take Them
Drugs at the Synapse
Narcotic Analgesics: Opiates and Opioids
Cocaine, Amphetamines, Caffeine, Nicotine, and Other Stimulants
The Barbiturates: Battered But Still Here
Alcohol and 100 Million Americans
The Major and Minor Tranquilizers
Marijuana
Hallucinogens, Street Drugs, Designer Drugs, Club Drugs, Predatory Drugs, and Some Observations
The Pill: An Update
Non-Steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Ketoprofen, Fenoprofen, and Celebrex and Vioxx
Additional OTC Drugs and Chemicals
Personal Drug Testing
Drugs in Sports
Structure-Activity Relationships (SARs)
Answers and Discussion: Understanding Alcoholism
DAWN Data Summary
The Scientific Method
tGlossary
Index

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