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By Barbara C. Bigelow, Kathleen J. Edgar

This set offers particular details on fifty two medications and different addictive components, outlined as unlawful medications, criminal addictive medications and different elements in addition to ordinarily abused sessions of prescription and over the counter medicines. prepared alphabetically through reputable identify, each one access follows an identical layout, permitting scholars to simply evaluate and distinction assorted medicines. comparable in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and regulated components for Students, this set offers info in an aim demeanour that's applicable for heart tuition scholars. information spotlight every one access and sidebars supply details at the felony, old or social facets of the actual drug. tough phrases are outlined in the textual content and are incorporated within the "Words to understand" part.

each one access contains:

  • reliable and road identify
  • category
  • historic historical past and present influence
  • Chemical/organic composition
  • Ingestion tools
  • healing makes use of
  • utilization developments
  • results
  • remedy and rehabilitation
  • And extra

Also integrated during this paintings are:

  • another desk of Contents (cross-referencing road names of substances with the reliable access identify)
  • Chronology of occasions
  • for additional information (which contains books, periodicals, websites, and association names/contact info)
  • Highlights of the managed components Act
  • grasp Index

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This set offers specific info on fifty two medications and different addictive elements, outlined as unlawful medicines, felony addictive medications and different components in addition to generally abused periods of prescription and over the counter medications. prepared alphabetically through legit identify, every one access follows an analogous layout, permitting scholars to simply examine and distinction various medicines.

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Hippocampus: A part of the brain that is involved in learning and memory. histamines: Pronounced HISS-tuh-meenz: chemicals released by the body during an allergic reaction; they cause: 1) an increase in gastric secretions, 2) the dilation, or opening up of capillaries, 3) constriction of the muscles around the airway, and 4) a decrease in blood pressure. UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances lix Words to Know hormone: (from the Greek word hormo, meaning ‘‘to set in motion’’) a chemical messenger that is formed in the body and transported by the blood to a certain target area, where it affects the activity of cells.

During the 1950s and 1960s, peyote was legal throughout most of the United States. During the peak of the psychedelic era, dried peyote cactus buttons were readily available through mail-order catalogs. 1971 Cigarette advertising is banned from television and radio. The nonsmokers’ rights movement begins. 1971 The United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act. 1974 2C-B is first produced by American chemist and pharma- cologist Alexander Shulgin. 1974 The first hospice facility opens in the United States.

1996 Nicotine nasal spray is introduced. S. Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act makes it a felony to give an unsuspecting person a drug with the intent of committing violence, including rape. The law also imposes penalties of large fines and prison sentences of up to 20 years for importing or distributing more than one gram of date-rape drugs. xliv UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances Chronology 1997 2C-B is banned in Great Britain. 1997 The FDA proposes new rules regarding some ephedra dietary supplements and seeks to regulate certain products containing the drug.

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