New PDF release: UXL. Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive SubstancesC-D

By Barbara C. Bigelow, Kathleen J. Edgar

ISBN-10: 1414404441

ISBN-13: 9781414404448

ISBN-10: 1414404468

ISBN-13: 9781414404462

This set presents certain details on fifty two medicinal drugs and different addictive elements, outlined as unlawful medications, felony addictive medicines and different ingredients in addition to as a rule abused periods of prescription and over the counter medications. prepared alphabetically by means of reliable identify, every one access follows an analogous layout, permitting scholars to simply evaluate and distinction various medicines. comparable in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and regulated ingredients for Students, this set presents info in an target demeanour that's acceptable for heart university scholars. information spotlight every one access and sidebars offer info at the criminal, old or social elements of the actual drug. tricky phrases are outlined in the textual content and are incorporated within the "Words to grasp" part.

every one access contains:

  • authentic and road identify
  • category
  • ancient historical past and present impression
  • Chemical/organic composition
  • Ingestion tools
  • healing makes use of
  • utilization traits
  • results
  • remedy and rehabilitation
  • And extra

Also integrated during this paintings are:

  • an alternate desk of Contents (cross-referencing road names of substances with the legit access identify)
  • Chronology of occasions
  • for additional info (which comprises books, periodicals, sites, and association names/contact details)
  • Highlights of the managed components Act
  • grasp Index

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Muscle dysmorphia: Pronounced muh-SUL diss-MORE-fee-uh; a mental disorder leading to a desire for larger and larger muscles. mycologist: A person who studies mushrooms. N narcolepsy: A sleep disorder characterized by daytime tiredness and sudden attacks of sleep. narcotic: A painkiller that may become habit-forming; in a broader sense, any illegally purchased drug. nausea: Upset stomach, sometimes with vomiting. nephrons: Tiny working units of the kidney; each kidney has more than a million nephrons.

Acetylcholine: Pronounced uh-settle-KOH-leen; a neurotransmitter that forms from a substance called choline, which is released by the liver. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS): An infectious disease that destroys the body’s immune system, leading to illness and death. active ingredient: The chemical or substance in a compound known or believed to have a therapeutic, or healing, effect. adenosine triphosphate (ATP): An important energy-carrying chemical, created with the assistance of creatine.

Cyanosis: Bluish or purplish skin caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances lv Words to Know D decongestant: A drug that relieves nasal congestion. dehydration: An abnormally low amount of fluid in the body. delirium: A mental disturbance marked by confusion, hallucinations, and difficulty focusing attention and communicating. delusions: False, unshakable beliefs indicating severe mental diffi- culties; ‘‘delusional’’ refers to the inability to distinguish between what is real and what seems to be real.

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