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A primer of drug action : a concise, nontechnical guide to the actions, uses, and side effects of psychoactive drugs

Author: Robert M Julien
Publisher: New York : Holt, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated. ; 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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Since 1975, Robert Julien's A Primer of Drug Action has been the definitive guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior. Now fully updated, this popular guide continues to lead the way through a rapidly changing field, providing readers with a clear, contemporary, and objective look at every drug and medication that either positively or adversely affects brain function. --publisher.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Guide (Descripteur de forme)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Julien
ISBN: 080507158X 9780805071580
OCLC Number: 49885014
Notes: Originally published: New York : Worth Publishers, ©2001.
"A W.H. Freeman/Owl Book "
Description: xiii, 498 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to psychopharmacology: how drugs interact with the body and the brain --
pt. 2. Drugs that depress brain function: sedative-hypnotic drugs --
pt. 3. Drugs that stimulate brain function: psychostimulants --
pt. 4. Drugs that relieve pain: opioid and nonopioid analgesics --
pt. 5. Drugs that possess hallocinogenic [sic] or psychedelic properties --
pt. 6. Druge abuse --
pt. 7. Drugs that are used to treat psychological disorders.
Responsibility: Robert M. Julien.

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Since 1975, Robert Julien's A Primer of Drug Action has been the definitive guide to the effects of psychoactive drugs on the brain and on behavior. Now fully updated, this popular guide continues to lead the way through a rapidly changing field, providing readers with a clear, contemporary, and objective look at every drug and medication that either positively or adversely affects brain function. --publisher.

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