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Speed, ecstasy, ritalin : the science of amphetamines

Author: Leslie L Iversen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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'Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin' is a fascinating and accessible account of amphetamines and their derivatives that explores their uses and abuses.
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Iversen, Leslie L.
Speed, ecstasy, ritalin.
2008
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie L Iversen
ISBN: 9780191689802 0191689807
OCLC Number: 939683607
Awards: Winner of Commended in the Popular Science category - BMA Medical Book Awards 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (222 p.) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. What are amphetamines and how do they work in the brain? ; 3. Medical uses of amphetamines ; 4. Amphetamines as performance enhancers ; 5. Illicit amphetamine use around the world ; 6. Amphetamine psychosis: how research on amphetamines provided new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying schizophrenia ; 7. How dangerous are the amphetamines? ; 8. Ecstasy ; 9. The future with amphetamines
Responsibility: Leslie Iversen.
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Amphetamines have had a relatively short, though chequered history. In this book, a leading authority on psychoactive drugs explores the uses and abuses of amphetamines. Eschewing dogma, Iversen  Read more...

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