Hallucinogens by Thomas Santella


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Hallucinogens by Thomas Santella

Hallucinogens are mood-altering drugs that cause the user to experience hallucinations, dissociation from reality, or delirium. Hallucinogens such as psilocybin (mushrooms) and mescaline (peyote) are naturally occurring, while LSD, MDMA, PCP, and ketamine are synthetic substances. Abuse of hallucinogens can cause memory impairment, anxiety attacks, flashbacks, nausea, and vomiting. High doses of hallucinogens like PCP can cause convulsions, coma, and death. Hallucinogens provides important information on the nature and chemistry of these drugs, their effects, abuse, and related social and legal issues. Chapters include: Overview History of Hallucinogens The Science of Hallucinogens Hallucinogens: Use and Abuse Treatment for Hallucinogen Abuse Hallucinogens and the Law Future Trends.

About the Author

Thomas Santella is project co-ordinator for the chairman and president of Lannett Company, Inc., America's oldest generic pharmaceutical company. Prior to this, Santella was research co-ordinator at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Health Services Research within Temple University's School of Pharmacy. In addition to numerous articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Formulary, Pharmacy Times, and the Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Santella is the author of two books in Chelsea House's Drugs: The Straight Facts series, including Opium and Body Enhancement Products. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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104 pages


Thomas Santella
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Checkmark Books an imprint of Facts On File Inc

Publication date

15th February 2012



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