Drugs and the Human Body : With Implications for Society / Edition 6

Drugs and the Human Body : With Implications for Society / Edition 6

by Ken Liska
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130401722

ISBN-13: 9780130401724

Pub. Date: 10/18/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

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:
    9780130401724
    Publisher:
    Pearson Education
    Publication date:
    10/18/1999
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    498
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

    Table of Contents

    1. The Magic Bullets.
    2. Where Drugs Come From.
    3. Federal Laws: The FDA and Testing—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, 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.
    Index.

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