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Drugs and the human body with implications for society

Author: Ken Liska
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8 edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Liska
ISBN: 9780132447133 0132447134
OCLC Number: 917162499
Description: 464 p.
Contents: NOTE: Each chapter ends with Web Sites and Study Questions. 1. The Magic Bullets. 2. Where Drugs Come From. 3. Federal Laws: The FDA and Drug 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, Club Drugs, Predatory Drugs, and Some Observations. 13. The Pill: An Update. 14. Non-Steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Ketoprofen, Fenoprofen, and Celebrex and Vioxx. 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: The Scientific Method. Appendix V: Glossary. Index.
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