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Physiology of Substance Abuse


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Alcohol, Drugs of Abuse, and Immune Functions

Alcohol, Drugs of Abuse, and Immune Functions

1st Edition

Ronald R. Watson
May 04, 1995

Substance abusers are an immunocompromised population, vulnerable to a wide array of new and resurgent infectious diseases - in spite of modern treatment. For example, opportunistic infections like tuberculosis are the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV positive patients. Alcohol-...

Opioid Peptides in Substance Abuse

Opioid Peptides in Substance Abuse

1st Edition

Joseph I. Szekely
October 22, 1993

Opioid Peptides in Substance Abuse presents an encyclopedic survey of in vivo data examining the interrelationship between endogenous opioids and substance abuse. It emphasizes two main groups of abused substances (morphine congeners and psychostimulants) and addresses the following questions:...

The Neurobiology of Opiates

The Neurobiology of Opiates

1st Edition

Ronald P. Hammer, Jr.
November 24, 1992

This collection of reports by eminent researchers provides a complete description of the effects of opiates on the central nervous system of developing and adult animals. The work is useful to investigators interested in opiate neurobiology and clinicians seeking to understand opiate abuse. The...

Alcohol and Neurobiology: Brain Development and Hormone Regulation

Alcohol and Neurobiology: Brain Development and Hormone Regulation

1st Edition

Ronald R. Watson
June 24, 1992

The neurological consequences of alcohol abuse need additional research concentrating on prevention and treatment. Public attention and research efforts are being driven by an ever- increasing understanding of the problems and magnitude of alcohol on neurological development.The 10 million...

Alcohol and Cancer

Alcohol and Cancer

1st Edition

Ronald R. Watson
May 22, 1992

Alcohol clearly plays key roles in the promotion of cancers initiated by carcinogens. Thus, it is a major cause or significant contributing factor to many cancers. Ethanol affects the metabolism of anticancer drugs. It significantly contributes to viral hepatitis and liver cancer. In addition it...

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