A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

A Handbook on Drug and Alcohol Abuse : The Biomedical Aspects

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A comprehensive source of pharmacological and medical information on patterns of drug abuse in the United States, this acclaimed text has been revised and updated throughout. There are two new chapters, one on cocaine, the other on nicotine and tobacco. Detailed, well-organized, and authoritative, the text emphasizes important similarities and differences among patterns of drug use and offers a clear and critical survey of a wide range of experimental and clinical studies. Pharmacological aspects of the management of selected clinical problems are also considered.show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 154.4 x 234.4 x 18.5mm | 403.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • New ed of 3 Revised ed
  • line figures
  • 019506397X
  • 9780195063974

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It is eminently readable and practical ... it s very easy to read and is full of practical details. Highly recommended for doctors and others involved in this unpopular field of medicine. F.O. Wells, Adverse Drug Reactionsshow more

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Introduction; 1. Tobacco and nicotine; 2. Opioid drugs; 3. Depressants of the central nervous system: Ethanol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines; 4. Generalized depressants of the central nervous system: Volatile solvent and aerosol inhalation; 5. Hallucinogens: Phenocyclidine, LSD and agents having similar effects; 6. Marihuana and hashish; 7. Central nervous system stimulants: Amphetamines, caffeine, and related drugs; 8. Central nervous system stimulants: Cocaine; 9. The medical diagnosis of drug abuse; 10. Management of selected clinical problems: Pharmacological aspects; 11. Drug abuse and the lawshow more

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