Primer of Drug Action

Author: Robert M. Julien


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  • ISBN: 9781429233439
  • Author: Robert M. Julien
  • Publ Date: 2011-02-01
  • Edition: 12
  • Pages: 704
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13509

Table of Contents :

PART I Pharmacokinetics Pharmacodynamics The Neuron, Synaptic Transmission, and Neurotransmitters PART II Antipsychotic Drugs Antidepressant Drugs Drugs Used to Tread Bipolar Disorder Sedative-Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Medications Herbals Medicines and Natural Treatments for Psychological Disorders PART III Nonnarcotic Anti-Inflammatory Analgesics (NSAIDs) Opiod Analgesics PART IV Caffeine and Nicotine Cocaine, the Amphetamines, and Nonamphetamine Behavioral Stimulants Ethyl Alcohol and the Inhalants of Abuse Cannaboid Agonists and Antagonists Psychedelic Drugs Anabolic Steroids Topics in Drug Abuse PART V Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Geriatric Psychopharmacology Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychological Therapies in Patient Care


Edition after edition, Robert Julien's "A Primer of Drug Action "keeps pace with one of the most dynamic fields of scientific inquiry, giving students immediate access to the most current research and promising new directions in psychopharmacology. Rigorously updated throughout, the new edition again takes its place as the definitive guide to the drugs that affect the mind and behavior. As always, it is clear, comprehensive, objective, and authoritative, spanning a wide variety of drug types, including sedatives, depressants, stimulants, analgesics, psychedelic drugs, steroids, and drugs used to treat psychological disorders. To visit Robert Julien's blog that accompanies "A Primer of Drug Action," click here.

Author Biography:

ROBERT M. JULIEN Previously an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology at the Oregon Health Sciences University, USA, he currently practices anesthesiology in Portland, Oregon, USA.


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