Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse

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Neurologic symptoms and signs are associated with the use of recreationally abused drugs. Among the serious neurologic and medical complications are coma, trauma, infection, seizures, stroke, altered mentation, peripheral neuropathies, myelopathies, Parkinsonism, visual disturbances, dyskinesias, cerebellar ataxia, impotence, and fetal effects. The less alarming sequelae are myriad (fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, dizziness, etc.). Dr. Brust has written the most comprehensive source available to the point of being encyclpedic, including references. But, as one reviewer points outt, qThe book is not tedious reading...q It is in fact well organized and readable, with his own brand of erudition. Almost entertaining, Dr Brust's style does delight, as in: qBizzare even by the often rococo standards of substance abuse is qtoad licking.qHigher doses of 6-9-THC produce more typical sedation, as do both low and high doses of nonpsychoactive cannabinoids. In contrast ... Delta9-THC protected chickens from photic-induced but not pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures.a€ In miceanbsp;...

Title:Neurological Aspects of Substance Abuse
Author:John Calvin M. Brust
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 2004


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