Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society

Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society

by Ken Liska
     
 

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For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, this text addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion. It reflects the most recent research on the most highly addictive drugs, including street, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs. It is designed to be easily…  See more details below

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For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, this text addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion. It reflects the most recent research on the most highly addictive drugs, including street, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs. It is designed to be easily accessible to the nonscience major, yet comprehensive enough for use by the practicing professional.

  • NEW-Over two dozen real-life case studies.
  • NEW-A full chapter on drugs in sports.
  • NEW-Over 190 Web sites-Lists relevant, reliable sites at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW-Women's health issues-Features major additions and updates, including drugs in pregnancy and designer estrogens.
  • Timely information on the latest street and designer drugs-Gives special attention to their composition, addictive potential, and withdrawal symptoms. Includes photos.
  • Extensive introductory chapters-Address definitions, concepts, theories, and laws that can be applied generally to many drug categories, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
  • Over 300 in-chapter and end-of-chapter study questions.
  • Includes valuable reference tools - e.g., a glossary of over 200 terms; n appendix of chemical structures for 14 categories of pharmacologically active compounds; DAWN Data summaries pinpointing which drugs are causing problems, where in America, and to whom.
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    A college-level textbook that will admirably serve those collecting general books in this fashionable subject. Liska is authoritative, easily readable, and a calm center in the cyclone. He deals with therapeutic and recreational drugs, physiology, sources, testing for safety and efficacy and well as for abuse, and prices--both legitimate and illicit. Interesting reading, packed with information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780023710919
    Publisher:
    Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
    Publication date:
    09/28/1993
    Edition description:
    4th ed
    Pages:
    464

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    PREFACE:

    Preface

    ATTENTION STUDENTS! This book is loaded with fascinating facts. To obtain the most from it, I urge you to make use of the following items:

    • More than 190 Web sites (URLs) are now included for your browsing. They have been selected for quality and pertinence to our coverage. Here are 3 super introductory sites you can browse right away:
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