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Ali, Sayed F and Fornai, Francesco, eds. (2007) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of drugs of abuse and neurotoxicity: cocaine, GHB, and substituted amphetamines. Blackwell .

Methamphetamine, MDMA, cocaine, PMA , GHB, and various solvents are the most widely abused drugs in Europe, the United States, Central America, South America, and Asia; and their use has dramatically increased over the last two decades. These drugs of abuse are known to cause neurotoxicity in several species, including not only rodents, dogs, and nonhuman primates, but also humans.

The precise neurochemical mechanisms underlying this drug-induced neurotoxicity remain unclear. This volume explores this question, specifically addressing the following aspects: (1) the role of genomics and proteomics in drug-induced neurotoxicity, (2) drugs of abuse and medication development, (3) molecular biology and free radicals in drug-induced neurotoxicity, (4) substituted amphetamine-induced neurochemical changes and relationship to neurotoxicity, (5) drugs of abuse and imaging brain structure and function.


Item Type
Book
Publication Type
International, Book
Drug Type
CNS stimulants, Cocaine, New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive
Date
2007
Call No
BA
Pages
676 p.
Publisher
Blackwell
ISBN
978-1-57331-629-3
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3847 (Available)

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