Drugs and the Human Body with Implicatons for Society / Edition 7

Drugs and the Human Body with Implicatons for Society / Edition 7

by Ken Liska
     
 

For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, Drugs and the Human Body, Seventh Edition 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

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For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, Drugs and the Human Body, Seventh Edition 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 topics covered in this edition:
  • The Future of Drug Discovery
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Internet Sales of Drugs
  • Drugs and Pregnancy
  • Women's Health
  • Club Drugs
  • Aspirin in the Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke
  • COX-2 Inhibitors
  • Are Teens Too Smart for Drug Testing?
This edition also includes:
  • Timely information on the latest street and designer drugs and gives special attention to their composition, addictive potential, and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Extensive introductory chapters that 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.
  • Valuable reference tools — e.g., a glossary of over 200 terms; an 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:
9780131773219
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/12/2003
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

(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 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, 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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