Drug Use and Abuse

Drug Use and Abuse

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DRUG USE AND ABUSE takes an interdisciplinary approach in its coverage of current drug issues. It weaves psychological, historical, cultural, social, biological, and medical perspectives -- emphasizing the idea that a druga€™s effects depend not only on its properties, but also on the biological and psychological characteristics of its user. This theme is highlighted throughout, and is prominent in discussions of the individual classes of drugs, as well as in the chapters on pharmacology and psychopharmacology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Figure 3.2 Diagram of a synapse showing an enlarged axon terminal with vesicles containing neurotransmitter molecules Axon ... A locka€“key analogy is useful for depicting the neural transmission process. ... Receptor sites protrude from the membrane of the postsynaptic neuron like golf tees with a circular depression, andanbsp;...

Title:Drug Use and Abuse
Author:Stephen Maisto, Mark Galizio, Gerard Connors
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01


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