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Pills, potions, and poisons : how drugs work

Author: T W Stone; Gail Darlington
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pills, Potions and Poisons provides in clear, non-technical language an account of how medicines and other drugs work in the body, with historical, often amusing anecdotes about the discovery of drugs and the people behind their discovery. It covers all the major groups of drugs, with complete listings of specific drugs available in both the UK and USA. There is coverage too of substances of recreation and abuse,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T W Stone; Gail Darlington
ISBN: 0198504039 9780198504030
OCLC Number: 42719975
Description: xvi, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. How do drugs work? --
2. Breathing: allergies, asthma, coughs, and colds --
3. Diabetes --
4. Eating and digestion: ulcers, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation, and vomiting --
5. The kidney --
6. Painkillers --
7. Headaches and migraine --
8. Parkinson's disease --
9. Schizophrenia --
10. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias --
11. Depression --
12. Epilepsy --
13. Anxiety and sleep --
14. Blood: anaemia and coagulation --
15. Blood pressure --
16. The heart --
17. Infections and infestations --
18. Cancer --
19. Steroids --
20. Rheumatic diseases --
21. Osteomalacia and osteoporosis --
22. Vitamins --
23. Love potions and aphrodisiacs --
24. Drugs of recreation and misuse --
25. Poisons --
26. The development of new drugs.
Responsibility: Trevor Stone and Gail Darlington.
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A reason given by patients for not taking their medications is that they feel unhappy about taking medicines which they do not understand. This text attempts to rectify this by showing in clear,  Read more...

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