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Drugs and the Human Body With Implications for Society

Drugs and the Human Body With Implications for Society
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  • ISBN-13: 9780131773219
  • ISBN: 0131773216
  • Edition: 7
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

AUTHOR

Liska, Ken

SUMMARY

For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, Drugs and the Human Body, Seventh Edition addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion. It reflects the most recent research on the most highly addictive drugs, including street, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs. It is designed to be easily accessible to the nonscience major, yet comprehensive enough for use by the practicing professional. New topics covered in this edition: The Future of Drug Discovery Hormone Replacement Therapy Internet Sales of Drugs Drugs and Pregnancy Women's Health Club Drugs Aspirin in the Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke COX-2 Inhibitors Are Teens Too Smart for Drug Testing? This edition also includes: Timely information on the latest street and designer drugs and gives special attention to their composition, addictive potential, and withdrawal symptoms. Extensive introductory chapters that address definitions, concepts, theories, and laws that can be applied generally to many drug categories; including over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Over 300 in-chapter and end-of-chapter study questions. Valuable reference tools e.g., a glossary of over 200 terms; an appendix of chemical structures for 14 categories of pharmacologically active compounds: DAWN data summaries pinpointing which drugs are causing problems, where in America, and to whom.Liska, Ken is the author of 'Drugs and the Human Body With Implications for Society', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131773219 and ISBN 0131773216.

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