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Author Howard, Sherrel G., author.

Title Drugs of abuse : pharmacology and molecular mechanisms / Sherrel G. Howard
Published Ames, Iowa ; Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Son, 2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Biochemistry of neurotransmission -- Amphetamine and amphetamine analogues -- Cocaine -- Benzodiazepines and barbiturates -- Phencyclidine and ketamine -- Gamma hydroxybutyrate -- Morphine and morphine antagonists / Carlos Cepeda and Sherrel Howard -- LSD and mescaline -- Marijuana -- Inhalants and miscellaneous drugs -- Treatment and recovery programs / Mark DeAntonio
Summary Drug abuse has been, and continues to be, a global societal issue with diverse sets of impacts. Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms introduces the basic principles of pharmacology and neuroscience of drug abuse. Understanding the chemistry of commonly abused drugs and their impact on brain function will provide students and researchers with a more profound understanding of the molecular basis of drug abuse and addiction. Drugs of Abuse: Pharmacology and Molecular Mechanisms opens with a brief history of drug use and abuse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Central nervous system stimulants.
Drugs of abuse -- Physiological effect.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Central Nervous System Agents -- metabolism
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy
Illicit Drugs -- pharmacology
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Central nervous system stimulants
Drugs of abuse -- Physiological effect
Substance abuse -- Treatment
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013046556
ISBN 9781118850145