Summary: Clear and readable for the average reader ndash; yet comprehensive enough for the professional ndash; 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 addition
al 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.
Summary: Clear and readable for the average reader ndash; yet comprehensive enough for the professional ndash; 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Prentice Hall, Inc. Year Published: 2009 International: No
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NOTE:Each chapter ends with Web Sites and Study Questions. 1. The Magic Bullets. 2. Where Drugs Come From. 3. Federal Laws: The FDA and Drug Testingndash;Penalties for Illicit Use. 4. What Happens to Drugs After We Take Them. 5. Drugs at the Synapse. 6. Narcotic Analgesics: Opiates and Opioids. 7. Cocaine Amphetamines Caffeine Nicotine and Other Stimulants. 8. The Barbiturates: Battered But Still Here. 9. Alcohol and 100 Million Americans. 10. The Major and Minor Tranquilizers. 11. Marijuana. 12. Hallucinogens Street Drugs Designer Drugs Club Drugs Predatory Drugs and Some Observations. 13. The Pill: An Update. 14. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Aspirin Acetaminophen Ibuprofen Naproxen Sodium Ketoprofen Fenoprofen and Celebrex and Vioxx. 15. Additional OTC Drugs and Chemicals. 16. Personal Drug Testing. 17. Drugs in Sports.
Appendix I: Structure-Activity Relationships (SARs). Appendix II: Answers and Discussion: Understanding Alcoholism. Appendix III: DAWN Data Summary. Appendix IV: The Scientific Method. Appendix V: Glossary. Index.
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