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Drugs and their actions

  • The Essence Practitionerby Sue Lilly; Tony Pinkus

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95

    This book is a systematic explanation of flower and other types of essences, how they are made, how they are used and how to choose what is needed. From the basic elements of an essence, the book takes us through the worldwide blossoming of the work of Dr Bach from the 1920s to today's pioneers of essences made from sound and images. more...

  • Cannabisby Chris Duvall

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Thanks to its best-known use, any mention of cannabis tends to bring up jokes about the munchies or debates about marijuana and legalized drug use. But this not-so-innocent flowering plant was one of the first to be domesticated by humans, and it has been used in spiritual, therapeutic, and even punitive applications ever since?in addition to its... more...

  • Kratom and Other Mitragyninesby Robert B. Raffa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Opioids such as morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are extracts or analogs isolated from a single source: the opium poppy. For a long time, it was believed to be nature?s only source of opioids. But it now appears that biological diversity has evolved an alternative source of opioid compounds?those derived from the plant Mitragyna speciosa . This plant,... more...

  • Die Tollkirscheby Markus Berger; Oliver Hotz

    Nachtschatten Verlag 2014; US$ 11.99

    Unter den Heil- und Ritualgewächsen nimmt die Tollkirsche eine Sonderstellung ein: Neben ihrer Anwendung im ethnomedizinischen und homöopathischen Bereich liefert Atropa belladonna eines der wichtigsten Medikamente der modernen Medizin - das Atropin - und spielt als sogenannte Zauberpflanze eine gewichtige Rolle. Zum Beispiel als Zutat der berüchtigten... more...

  • Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelingsby Gary L. Wenk

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In Your Brain on Food, Dr. Gary Wenk expands his discussion of the effects of specific foods on the brain in a completely updated second edition. From investigations into the benefits and risks of supplements, to the action of gluten in the brain and marijuana's potential for pain relief, Dr. Wenk draws on the latest science to answer a range of... more...

  • Handbook of Bioequivalence Testing, Second Editionby Sarfaraz K. Niazi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 189.95

    As the generic pharmaceutical industry continues to grow and thrive, so does the need to conduct adequate, efficient bioequivalence studies. In recent years, there have been significant changes to the statistical models for evaluating bioequivalence. In addition, advances in the analytical technology used to detect drug and metabolite levels have... more...

  • Translational Systems Biologyby Yoram Vodovotz; Gary An

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Are we satisfied with the rate of drug development? Are we happy with the drugs that come to market? Are we getting our money?s worth in spending for basic biomedical research? In Translational Systems Biology , Drs. Yoram Vodovotz and Gary An address these questions by providing a foundational description the barriers facing biomedical research... more...

  • Transporters in Drug Discovery and Developmentby Yurong Lai

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 295.00

    Written by a leading researcher in the field, Transporters in Drug Discovery and Development provides a comprehensive and practical guide to drug transporter families that are the most important for drug discovery and development. It covers: an overview of transporter families and organ distribution; clinical relevant drug-drug interaction; clinical... more...

  • Healing with Herbs and Ritualsby Eliseo ?Cheo? Torres; Timothy L. Sawyer

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Healing with Herbs and Rituals is an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of yerberas, or herbalists, as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Part One, "Folk Healers and Folk Healing," focuses on individual healers and their procedures. Part Two, "Green Medicine: Traditional Mexican-American Herbs... more...

  • Anti Obesity Drug Discovery and Development Volume 2by Atta-ur-Rahman; M. Iqbal Choudhary

    Bentham Science Publishers 2014; US$ 79.00

    Obesity is a complex health problem, caused by a number of factors such as excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, endocrine disorders, medications and psychiatric illnesses. Onset of obesity in both the developing and the developed world has reached epidemic proportions. In response to this, efforts to control and... more...