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Main Title Drugs and human behavior
Author Palfai, Tibor.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jankiewicz, Henry.
Publisher Brown & Benchmark,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 35789988
ISBN 0697127133
Subjects Psychopharmacology ; Drugs--Physiological effect ; Psychopharmacology ; Psychotropic Drugs--pharmacology
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  RM315.P33 1997 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/14/2002
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xvii, 539 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-521) and indexes.
Contents Notes
Psychopharmacology & the history of psychoactive drug use -- Principles of drug action: Receptors; Administration; Absorption; Distribution; Drug fate; Dosage & drug effects; Nonspecific factors -- Basics of neurobiology: Neurons; Peripheral nervous system & the spinal cord; Brain; Neurotransmitters; Drug classification -- Drugs of calming & sedation: Anxiety disorders; Alcohol; Barbiturates & general anesthetics; Anxiolytics -- Drugs for schizophrenia & mood disorders: Schizophrenia; Neuroleptics; Mood disorders & their treatments -- Drugs of use & abuse, stimulants: Amphetamine & cocaine; Amphetamine analogues & designer drugs; Xanthines; Nicotine -- Drugs of use & abuse, the opiates: History of opiates; Opiates; Opiate agonists & antagonists -- Drugs of use & abuse, hallucinogens & marijuana: Anesthetic & cholinergic hallucinogens; Adrenergic & serotonergic hallucinogens; Marijuana & hashish. In the {book, the authors} have kept to the basic goals of the first edition. Central among them was {their} desire to produce a clear and comprehensible introductory textbook about psychoactive drugs that emphasizes science over sociology. -Pref. From this book you will learn about the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs and the mental illnesses they are used to treat. -Back cover.