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Medicine > Psychiatry
Drug Abuse Handbook
Karch, MD, FFFLM, Steven B.
ISBN 13: 
9780849316906
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780849326370
ISBN 10: 
0849316901
Category: 
Psychiatry
Edition: 
2
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Format: 
Cloth
LC Call Number: 
RM316.D76 2006
NLM: 
[DNLM: 1.Street Drugs -- pharmacology -- Handbooks.QV 39 D794 2006]
Status: 
Active
Imprint: 
CRC Press
Affiliation: 
Consultant and Cardiac Pathologist & Toxicologist, Berkeley, California, USA
Audience: 
Professional and scholarly
Dimensions: 
10.0 x 2.4 x 7.0 in
Pages: 
1285
Weight: 
5.3
Retail Price: 
270.00
Quantity On Hand: 
0
Quantity On Order: 
0
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Synopsis:
Following the well-received first edition, the Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition is a thorough compendium of the knowledge of the pharmacological, medical, and legal aspects of drugs. The book examines criminalistics, pathology, pharmacokinetics, neurochemistry, treatment, as well as drugs and drug testing in the workplace and in sports, and the ethical, legal, and practical issues involved.

Dr. Karch gathers contributions from 80 leading experts in their respective fields to update and revise this second edition with more than 40 percent new material. New topics include genetic testing in drug death investigation, the neurochemistry of nicotine and designer amphetamines, genetic doping in sports, and the implications of the Daubert ruling on the admissibility of scientific evidence in federal court.

Packed with the latest information in an easily accessible format, the book includes tables of all Scheduled Drugs, methods of Drug Quantitative Analysis, and a glossary of forensic toxicology terms. Vivid pictures and diagrams illustrate the pathological effects of drugs and the chemical make-up and breakdown of abused drugs. It includes more than 6000 references to the best sources in medicine, pharmacology, and the law.

This book addresses specific problems in drug testing, drug-related medical emergencies, and the physical, neurochemical, and sociological phenomenon of addiction. With unparalleled detail and the highest level of authoritative information, The Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition is the definitive resource for drug related issues.

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