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O'Shea, B and Stokes, M (2000) Cocaine. Irish Medical Journal, 93 (1). pp. 4-6.

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This brief information piece includes an historical account of cocaine use, its physiological and psychoactive effects and various clinical aspects. The effects and process of cocaine withdrawal is described and the health risks associated with prolonged usage are explained. Various medical approaches to the management of cocaine use, including those presenting with signs of functional psychosis, are described.

Item Type:Article
Page Range:pp. 4-6
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences
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