Written in the same accessible manner as previous editions, the fifth edition of Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse is an essential guide to the pathology, toxicology, and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. The book focuses on the investigation of drug-related deaths, practical approaches to the detection of drug abuse, and discussions of medical complications associated with each of the abused drugs.
The Fifth Edition Now Features:Completely revised with hundreds of pages of wholly new coverageExtensive discussion of new synthetic cannabinoids and cathinone derivativesExpanded coverage of the functional and molecular pharmacology of cocaine and myocardial remodelingExpanded discussion of deaths related to prescription medicationsDetailed suggestions on the interpretation of postmortem drug measurementsMany new high resolution full-color photomicrographsAdditional, helpful new appendices on standard reference values
Separate chapters are devoted to cocaine, naturally occurring stimulants, synthetic stimulants, hallucinogens, narcotics, anabolic steroids, disassociative anesthetics, solvent abuse, and marijuana. The book also offers detailed information on the origins, history, and production techniques used to make many of these drugs. Updated, revised, and newly illustrated, Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse, Fifth Edition is a must-have reference for research and practice related to drug abuse.
Steven B. Karch also discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube channel.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 878
Weight: 2041 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 41 mm
Edition: 5th New edition
"It is easy today for physicians to become technicians rather than professionals. A technician knows how to respond to a problem. The professional has the depth of knowledge that brings real understanding to a problem. This book presents a comprehensive view of each subject that it discusses. Dr. Karch's book is a book for professionals."
-Journal of Forensic Science
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