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Overview

Clear and readable for the average reader – yet comprehensive enough for the professional – this reliable reference addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion. Reflects up-to-date research throughout, including coverage of street, over-the-counter, and prescriptive drugs. Highlights the World Wide Web as a growing primary source of drug information. Extensively revises coverage of drug discovery, including major additional information on proteomics, and pharmacogenomics; and highlights the importance of these topics in the context of personalized drug treatment. For professionals in health and drug education, criminal justice, sociology, biology, and chemistry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132447133
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 802,086
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Liska earned a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Illinois and is a licensed pharmacist in that state. He taught college and university-level chemistry courses for 37 years. For 18 years his course, Drugs and the Human Body, drew hundreds of students at San Diego Mesa College. His scientific publications are in the areas of synthetic anti-cancer compounds and LSD analogs. Liska is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Drug Education and Awareness. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Paula Meta Hoenecke Liska.
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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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