Chapter

Drug Intoxications

George A. Ricaurte and Una D. McCann

in Principles of Drug Therapy in Neurology

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195146837
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322961 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195146837.003.0991

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Drug Intoxications

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Drug abuse is a vexing problem. Its societal costs are immense, and individual morbidity and mortality are substantial, particularly when presenting symptoms and signs are not immediately recognized and addressed. This chapter is intended to assist physicians in the recognition and management of complications associated with popular drugs of abuse. After detailing some general considerations, we discuss some of the more established illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine. We then consider several newer recreational drugs including methylenedioxymethamphetamine, ketamine, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate.

Chapter.  7025 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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