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UXL encyclopedia of drugs & addictive substances

Author: Barbara C Bigelow; Kathleen J Edgar; Thomson Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Thomson Gale, ©2006.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by official name, each entry follows the same format, allowing students to easily compare and contrast different drugs. Similar in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Juvenile works
Encyclopedias, Juvenile
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
UXL encyclopedia of drugs & addictive substances.
Detroit, Mich. : UXL, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara C Bigelow; Kathleen J Edgar; Thomson Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 1414406193 9781414406190 1414404441 9781414404448 141440445X 9781414404455 1414404468 9781414404462 1414404476 9781414404479 1414404484 9781414404486 1414404492 9781414404493
OCLC Number: 62778183
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: v. 1. 2C-B to benzylpiperazine/trifluoromethyl-phenylpiperazine --
v. 2. Caffeine to diuretics --
v. 3. Ecstasy to LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) --
v. 4. Marijuana to nitrous oxide --
v. 5. Opium to tranquilizers.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of drugs & addictive substances
UXL encyclopedia of drugs and addictive substances
Responsibility: Barbara C. Bigelow ; Kathleen J. Edgar, project editor.
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Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by official name, each entry follows the same format, allowing students to easily compare and contrast different drugs. Similar in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and Controlled Substances for Students, this set provides information in an objective manner that is appropriate for middle school students. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text and are included in the "Words to Know" section.

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