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Drugs & the Human Body,9780132447133

Drugs & the Human Body

Edition: 8th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 12/12/2019
Publisher(s): Pearson
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Clear and readable for the average reader yet comprehensive enough for the professional this reliable reference addresses the effects of high-use, high-abuse drugs in America in a timely and straightforward fashion.Reflects up-to-date research throughout, including coverage of street, over-the-counter, and prescriptive drugs. Highlights the World Wide Web as a growing primary source of drug information. Extensively revises coverage of drug discovery, including major additional information on proteomics, and pharmacogenomics; and highlights the importance of these topics in the context of personalized drug treatment.For professionals in health and drug education, criminal justice, sociology, biology, and chemistry.

Author Biography

Ken Liska earned a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Illinois and is a licensed pharmacist in that state.  He taught college and university-level chemistry courses for 37 years.  For 18 years his course, Drugs and the Human Body, drew hundreds of students at San Diego Mesa College.  His scientific publications are in the areas of synthetic anti-cancer compounds and LSD analogs.  Liska is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Drug Education and Awareness.  He lives in San Diego with his wife, Paula Meta Hoenecke Liska.  

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter ends with Web Sites and Study Questions
The Magic Bullets
Where Drugs Come From
Federal Laws: The FDA and Drug Testing-Penalties for Illicit Use
What Happens to Drugs After We Take Them
Drugs at the Synapse
Narcotic Analgesics: Opiates and Opioids
Cocaine, Amphetamines, Caffeine, Nicotine, and Other Stimulants
The Barbiturates: Battered But Still Here
Alcohol and 100 Million Americans
The Major and Minor Tranquilizers
Hallucinogens, Street Drugs, Designer Drugs, Club Drugs, Predatory Drugs, and Some Observations
The Pill: An Update
Non-Steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, Ketoprofen, Fenoprofen, and Celebrex and Vioxx
Additional OTC Drugs and Chemicals
Personal Drug Testing
Drugs in Sports
Structure-Activity Relationships (SARs)
Answers and Discussion: Understanding Alcoholism
DAWN Data Summary
The Scientific Method
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