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Title Neuropharmacology of new psychoactive substances (NPS) : the science behind the headlines / Michael H. Baumann, Richard A. Glennon, Jenny L. Wiley, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 380 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, 1866-3370 ; volume 32
Current topics in behavioral neurosciences ; 32
Summary Designer drugs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS), are synthetic chemicals that mimic the effects of classic drugs of abuse. There has been an alarming worldwide increase in the abuse of NPS in recent years. NPS are cheap, easy to obtain, and often legally available. In this volume, leading experts summarize the latest studies regarding the molecular mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and adverse consequences of popular NPS. Specific chapters clarify the differences between various types of NPS, namely: stimulants, cannabinoids and hallucinogens. Thus, this volume broadens our understanding of NPS and provides insight into the rapidly evolving "new drug" phenomenon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 20, 2017)
Subject Neuropharmacology.
Psychotropic drugs.
Central Nervous System Agents -- pharmacology.
Form Electronic book
Author Baumann, Michael H., editor
Glennon, Richard A., 1945- editor
Wiley, Jenny L., editor
ISBN 3319524445 (electronic bk.)
9783319524443 (electronic bk.)