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Remnants of an Ancient Past

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

A neuropeptide is similar to a string of beads with each bead being an amino acid. Your brain uses many neuropeptides for quite different purposes. One of the best studied groups of these controls ... More


Pharmacology of CTA

F. Bermúdez-Rattoni

in Conditioned Taste Aversion: Memory of a Special Kind

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523475
eISBN:
9780191712678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523475.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

While the CTA eliciting stimuli are restricted to the gustatory modality, the same substance can also be used as the US when it is ingested, and it influences the gastrointestinal system. Many drugs ... More


Caring for children at the end of life

Michelle Meiring and Justin Amery

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

As a child moves towards the last few days and hours of life, there is a different ‘feel’ to the experience for child, family and health workers. Everyone becomes aware that death is imminent, ... More


Formulary

Justin Amery and Sat Jassal

in Children's Palliative Care in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199567966
eISBN:
9780191730566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567966.003.0020
Subject:
Palliative Care, Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter provides a formulary for children's palliative care (CPC) in Africa. It discusses notes on drug treatment in children; principles of effective morphine prescribing; equivalent dose of ... More


Control of symptoms other than pain

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter provides a brief account of the diagnosis and treatment of some of the common symptoms found in terminally ill patients. It discusses the causes and recommended treatment for these ... More


Algeria

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Algeria (population 32.13 million people) is a country in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea that covers an area of 2, 381, 740 km2. Palliative care services have not been identified in ... More


Cote D'ivoire

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0023
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Cote d'Ivoire (population 17.33 million) is a country in Western Africa that covers an area of 322, 460 km2. There are no established palliative care services in the country. Although some health ... More


Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Cynthia R. Goh

in Supportive Care in Heart Failure

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570288
eISBN:
9780191730030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570288.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter addresses the challenges of transcultural issues. Values comprise ideas about the things that are important in life and they guide the rest of the manifestations of culture. Values ... More


Current Views on Pain Relief and Terminal Care: First published in The Therapy of Pain (1981), ed. M. Swerdlow, pp. 215–41. Lancaster: MTP Press.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter begins with the observation that ‘the use of the word terminal has tended to obscure the fact that it does not always refer to an irreversible state’. Terminal care is seen as a facet of ... More


Dreams of Greatness: The Birth of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Kinch

in Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630625
eISBN:
9781469630649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter details the birth of the pharmaceutical industry, whose roots trace back more than six millennia. While modern society struggles with opiate addiction, the problem is centuries old and ... More


Benford’s Short Fiction

George Slusser

in Gregory Benford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Gregory Benford's short fiction. The short story is widely considered the essential form for science fiction (SF). Indeed, many of the most esteemed SF novels began as an ... More


The Last Days

Donald Keene

in The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164887
eISBN:
9780231535311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164887.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes Masaoka Shiki’s last days leading up to his death. Shiki continued to write installments of A Six-Foot Sickbed for Nippon until three days before his death. Although it was a ... More


Corruption and Drug Trafficking in Cuba during the Second World War and the Early Postwar Years

Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

in The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831755
eISBN:
9781469605722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888582_saenz_rovner.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the period at the end of 1942, when agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN) found a quantity of morphine and cocaine from Cuba in Kansas City. The drugs had been ... More


The Prío Socarrás Government and Drug Trafficking

Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

in The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831755
eISBN:
9781469605722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888582_saenz_rovner.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the government of President Carlos Prio Socarras, wherein Cuba's reports to the United Nations continued to maintain that the country's drug problem involved primarily ... More


Some Arguments by Velleman Concerning Suicide and Assisted Suicide

F. M. Kamm

in Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, Choose, and Improve Lives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199971985
eISBN:
9780199346141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971985.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some of David Velleman's objections to physician-assisted suicide as presented in his “A Right of Self-Termination?” It addresses two main issues: Does any objection to ... More


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