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AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION FROM THE SOURCE YOU TRUSTThe third edition of Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse continues to provide a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the pathology, toxicology, and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. As in previous editions, the focus remains on the investigation of drug-related deaths and on practical approaches to the detection of drug abuse. It covers in detail the clinical consequences of drug usage and provides the latest information on clinical aspects of drug abuse. This well-written, extensively referenced resource supplies a mixture of clinical information and pathology findings.SEE WHAT'S NEW IN THE THIRD EDITION:New information on methamphetamine abuseNew chapter on GHB, ketamine, and select herbal hallucinogensNew micrographs showing pathology of drug related deathsOver 1000 new referencesThe mechanism of sudden death in cocaine users and overdose in heroin abusersToxicology and pathology of ephedrineNeurochemistry of excited deliriumPsychotic behavior in stimulant abusersAbout the author: Steven B. Karch has appeared as an expert witness in international cases, including advice to counsel in the Harold Shipman murder trial. He is an assistant medical examiner in San Francisco, where he consults on cases of drug-related deaths. He received his bachelors degree from Brown University, did graduate work in cell biology and biophysics at Stanford, and received his M.D. from Tulane University Medical School.
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