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Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Heather Ashton

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This revised edition offers an integrated approach to brain sciences, covering the whole range of normal and abnormal brain function and the effects of drugs on the human brain. It provides a general ... More


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Heather Ashton

in Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents basic information related to functional systems of the brain. It describes the patterns of neural activity and the multiple neurotransmitter system. Disorders of the functional ... 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


Drugs acting on arousal and sleep systems

Heather Ashton

in Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Nearly all psychotropic drugs act at some point on arousal and sleep systems in the brain. Central nervous system stimulants and depressants are classified according to whether they increase or ... More


Drugs and musical performance

AARON WILLIAMON

in Musical Excellence: Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Performance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525356
eISBN:
9780191689345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525356.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Musical performance can be among the most difficult and demanding of human activities and generally occurs in situations when the personal cost of failure or even suboptimal performance is very high. ... More


Transnational Criminology and the Globalization of Harm Production

Ben Bowling

in What is Criminology?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199571826
eISBN:
9780191728839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

This chapter first considers the emergence of ‘transnational criminology’ — a rapidly developing field that sets out specifically to understand crime and justice beyond national boundaries and, in ... More


Exaggerating the benefits and downplaying the risks in the bioethical debate on cognitive neuroenhancement

Andreas Heinz and Sabine Müller

in Rethinking Cognitive Enhancement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198727392
eISBN:
9780191835230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727392.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Proponents of cognitive neuroenhancement usually ground their argumentation on the assumption that effective neuroenhancers without serious risks and side effects exist or will exist soon. Their ... More


Psychogenic pruritus

John Y. Koo and Roger S. Lo

in Pruritus in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198525103
eISBN:
9780191730238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525103.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses psychogenic pruritus, which encompasses a heterogeneous group of diagnoses and is not just a diagnosis of exclusion. Psychogenic pruritus can be classified as pruritus ... More


1972: The Exemption

Alexander S. Dawson

in Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285422
eISBN:
9780520960909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285422.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The 1972 Vienna Convention on Psychotropic Drugs created frameworks both for an effort to control the international trade in psychedelic drugs and for an exemption for communities (imagined ... More


Suffering and Ethics in an Age of Empowerment

Nathan J. Palpant

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins by supporting the shared view that suffering is intrinsically evil and its alleviation ought to be a high moral priority. However, since the alleviation of suffering is inherently ... More


Introduction: “Mind Food”

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introductory chapter explores the prevailing attitudes in India regarding the use of psychopharmaceuticals, especially in the neologism, moner khabar, or “mind food.” The efficacy of ... More


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