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Published: 16 March 2000

492 Pages | numerous halftones and line figures


ISBN: 9780198504030

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Pills, Potions and Poisons

How Drugs Work

Trevor Stone and L. Gail Darlington

  • Discusses how medicines and drugs work in non-technical language
  • Chapters interspersed with anecdotes and historical information on how important drugs were discovered and the people behind them
  • Includes chapters on all the major groups of drugs used in medicine, such as painkillers, antibiotics, HRT, Viagra and many others
  • Includes chapters on drugs of abuse such as cannabis, ecstasy, alcohol and nicotine, along with details of how they work
  • Includes photographs, illustrations, and diagrams to help explain and summarise the groups of medicines and how they work
  • Discusses the likely future development of drugs

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