Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society / Edition 5by Ken Liska, Ken Liksa
Pub. Date: 01/01/1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
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.
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Table of Contents1. The Magic Bullets.
2. Where Drugs Come From.
3. Federal Laws: The FDA and TestingPenalties 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.
12. Hallucinogens, Street Drugs, Designer Drugs, and Some Observations.
13. The Pill: An Update.
14. OTC Nonnarcotic Pain Relievers: Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Sodium, Ketoprofen, and Fenoprofen.
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. Glossary.
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