Drugs and the Human Body with Implicatons for Society (7th Edition)

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For undergraduate-level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and Health and Drug Education. Drugs and the Human Body, 7th 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 prescriptive drugs. It is designed to be easily accesible to the non-science major, yet comprehensive enough for use by the practicing professional.

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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.

About the Author:

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.

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