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A Primer of Drug Action: A Concise, Nontechnical Guide to the Actions, Uses, and Side Effects of Psychoactive Drugs

Robert M. Julien
Format
Book
Published
New York : Worth Publishers, c2001.
Edition
9th ed., 25th anniversary
Language
English
ISBN
0716751097
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Pharmacokinetics: how drugs are handled by the body
  • Ch. 2. Pharmacodynamics: how drugs act
  • Ch. 3. The neuron, synaptic transmission, and neurotransmitters
  • Ch. 4. Ethyl alcohol and the inhalants of abuse
  • Ch. 5. Barbiturates, general anesthetics, and antiepileptic drugs
  • Ch. 6. Benzodiazepines and second-generation anxiolytics
  • Ch. 7. Cocaine, amphetamines, and other behavioral stimulants
  • Ch. 8. Caffeine and nicotine
  • Ch. 9. Opioid analgesics
  • Ch. 10. Nonnarcotic, anti-inflammatory analgesics
  • Ch. 11. Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Ch. 12. Psychedelic drugs: mescaline, LSD, and other hallucinogens
  • Ch. 13. Topics in substance use disorders
  • Ch. 14. Anabolic-androgenic steroids
  • Ch. 15. Drugs used to treat depression
  • Ch. 16. Drugs used to treat bipolar disorder
  • Ch. 17. Drugs used to treat schizophrenia: antipsychotic drugs
  • Ch. 18. Drugs used to treat parkinsonism
  • Ch. 19. Integration of drugs and psychological therapies in treating mental and behavior disorders
  • Ch. 20. Herbal medicines used in the treatment of psychological disorders.
Description
xiii, 617 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
HEALTH SCIENCES: Copy 2 purchased with support from the Ralph Erskine Conrad Memorial Fund.
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