Drugs of Abuse and Immune Function

Drugs of Abuse and Immune Function

by Taylor and Francis



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Drugs of Abuse and Immune Function by Taylor and Francis

This important publication provides up-to-date reviews using data from human patients and animal models. The goal is to understand the relationship between immunological modification by drugs of abuse and disease resistance. Examined are the major drugs of abuse and their effects on lymphoid cell function, numbers, development, and interactions. Also addressed are reviews of how ethanol, cocaine, morphine, and marijuana effect the immune function. The book includes evaluations of the relationship of immunomodulation by drugs of abuse on resistance to infectious diseases. This is critical to understanding how drugs modulate diseases and cancer development. This invaluable publication is important to those in biochemistry, physiology, chemistry, biology, immunology, cancer, medicine, pharmacology, microbiology, psychology, psychiatry, and additive studies. It is also of value to those in nutrition, pathology, pediatrics, family medicine, gerontology, surgery, sociology, and anatomy. Specialty groups, such as those in tropical medicine and public policy, will have a strong interest in the book. It is also of significant interest to organizations that deal with major numbers of patients using drugs of abuse and with their associated diseases including AIDS.

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ISBN-13: 9780849367472
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/25/1990
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.64(d)

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