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Title:
Drugs and the human body : with implications for society
Author:
Liska, Ken, 1929-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; London : Collier Macmillan Publishers, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780023710810
Format :
Book

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A college-level textbook that will admirably serve those collecting general books in this fashionable subject. Liska is authoritative, easily readable, and a calm center in the cyclone. He deals with therapeutic and recreational drugs, physiology, sources, testing for safety and efficacy and well as for abuse, and prices--both legitimate and illicit. Interesting reading, packed with information. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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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