1-9-08 - 1-9-08Chapter 1 Drug Use and Abuse: General...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-9-08Chapter 1 Drug Use and Abuse: General IssuesDrug any chemical entity or mixture of entities, not required for the maintenance of health (like food), that alters biological function or structure when administered. (WHO, 1981)Pharmacology scientific study of drugs and their effects of drugs on living systems.oPsychopharmacology is a sub-area of pharmacology that concerns the effects of drugs on behavior.Drug Abuse any use of drugs that causes physical, psychological, legal, or social harm to the individual or others affects by the drug users behavior.oDrug consumption that does not meet this criteria for drug abuse is referred to as drug use.Names of DrugsChemical name:o7-chloro-1, 3-dihydro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-2H-1, 4-benzodiazepin-2-oneGeneric name (nonproprietary name):oDiazepamTrade name (proprietary name):oValiumDrug ClassificationBy originTherapeutic useSite of drug actionChemical structureMechanism of actionStreet nameDescribing Dosages...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Fall '06 term at Kentucky.

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1-9-08 - 1-9-08Chapter 1 Drug Use and Abuse: General...

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