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Current Status of Drug Dependence/Abuse Studies

Edited by Edited by Syed F. Ali (Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research/FDA, Jefferson, Arkansas), Toshitaka Nabeshima (Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan), and Tomoji Yanagita (Ina-Research Inc., Tokyo, Japan)
Current Status of Drug Dependence/Abuse Studies

Published: October 2004

Volume 1025

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This volume brings together basic and clinical investigators for the purpose of deepening our knowledge about drugs of abuse and treatment of drug addiction. Methamphetamine, MDMA, PMA, and various solvents are the most widely abused drugs in the world, and their use has dramatically increased over the last two decades. These drugs of abuse are known to be neurotoxic in several species, including rodents, dogs, nonhuman primates, and humans. Nevertheless, the precise neurochemical mechanisms underlying this drug-induced neurotoxicity remain unclear. This volume will serve as a useful source of information not only for neurochemists, but also for investigators from many other disciplines.