Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society / Edition 5

Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society / Edition 5

by Ken Liska, Ken Liksa
     
 

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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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780135757628
    Publisher:
    Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
    Publication date:
    01/01/1997
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    468
    Product dimensions:
    5.97(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.73(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Ch. 1The Magic Bullets1
    Ch. 2Where Drugs Come From31
    Ch. 3Federal Laws: The FDA and Testing; Penalties for Illicit Use70
    Ch. 4What Happens to Drugs After We Take Them96
    Ch. 5Drugs at the Synapse123
    Ch. 6The Painkillers141
    Ch. 7Cocaine, Amphetamines, Caffeine, Nicotine, and Other Stimulants175
    Ch. 8The Barbiturates: Taking the Good with the Bad217
    Ch. 9Alcohol and 100 Million Americans227
    Ch. 10The Major and Minor Tranquilizers266
    Ch. 11Marijuana283
    Ch. 12Hallucinogens, Street Drugs, and Some Observations302
    Ch. 13The Pill: An Update341
    Ch. 14Nonnarcotic Pain Relievers: Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Ketoprofen, and Fenoprofen359
    Ch. 15Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Chemicals377
    Ch. 16Personal Drug Testing409
    App. IStructure-Activity Relationships (SARs)431
    App. IIAnswers and Discussion: Understanding Alcoholism442
    App. IIIDAWN Data Summary450
    App. IV: Glossary455
    Index463

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