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Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse

ISBN-10: 0849303435

ISBN-13: 9780849303432

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Steven B. Karch, Steven Strauss

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Description:

This is a hands-on guide to the pathology, toxicology and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. Practical and easy to use, it emphasises realistic approaches for detecting drug abuse and for investigating drug-related deaths.
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Book details

List price: $152.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 12/26/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 568
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Cocaine
Incidence
Epidemiology
History
Cultivation and manufacture
Drug constants
Routes of ingestion
Metabolism of cocaine and its metabolites
Problems of test interpretation
Cocaine tissue disposition
Cocaine's effects on catecholamine and the heart
External markers of cocaine abuse
Toxicity by organ system
When is cocaine the cause of death?
Natural stimulants
Absinthe
Caffeine
Ephedrine
Khat
Synthetic stimulants
Amphetamine and methamphetamine
Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
Phenylpropanolamine
Fenfluramine
Hallucinogens
Introduction
Incidence
Phenylethylamine derivatives
Substituted amphetamines (phenylisopropylamines)
Phenylalkylamines
Opiates
Incidence
Epidemiology
Classification of narcotic agents
History of opiate abuse
Cultivation and manufacture
Opiate classification
Interpretation of opiate blood and tissue concentrations
Medical consequences of opiate abuse
Disassociative anesthetics
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Ketamine
[gamma]-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
Anabolic steroids
Incidence
Epidemiology
History
Steroid abuse
Pharmacology
Steroid-related disorders
Detecting steroid abuse
Solvents
Incidence
Epidemiology
General considerations
Absorption and tissue disposition
Clinical syndromes
Appendices
Conversion formulas
Blood alcohol concentrations
Volume of distribution calculations
Normal heart weights
Index