A Primer of Drug Action

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Macmillan, 2005 - Medical - 690 pages
A Primer of Drug Action addresses the mechanisms of action of each drug and drug class presented, current theories about the etiology of major psychological disorders and rationales for drug treatment, and the uses and limitations of psychopharmacology in patient care. Now in its Tenth Edition, this definitive guide has been completely revised and updated to again make it the most current and comprehensive introduction to the pharmacology of drugs that affect the mind and behavior.
 

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Contents

Part
2
Drug Absorption Drug Distribution Termination of Drug
27
Receptors for Drug Action DoseResponse Relationships
51
Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse
91
Part 4
100
Why Inhalants Are Abused and Who Abuses Them Acute
127
What Is a Drink? How Much
138
Relationships Between Structure and Activity Specific Agents
160
Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder
306
Antipsychotic Drugs
337
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
382
Drugs
421
Nonnarcotic AntiInflammatory Analgesics
444
Opioid Analgesics
461
Herbal Medicines Used in the Treatment
501
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Memantine Investigational
524

SecondGeneration Anxiolytics
164
Pharmacological Effects Clinical Uses and Limitations
177
Cocaine and the Amphetamines
190
Caffeine and Nicotine
225
Pharmacokinetics Pharmacological Effects Mechanism
235
Caffeine Content
252
Antidepressant Drugs
255
Depression FirstGeneration Antidepressants Second
291
Part 6
539
Tetrahydrocannabinol
556
Mescaline Ecstasy LSD
588
Anabolic Steroids
626
Topics in Drug Abuse
645
Glossary
667
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