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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and Immunodeficiency

Editors: Friedman, Herman, Klein, Thomas W., Specter, Steven (Eds.)

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This volume is based on the program of the International Conference on Drugs of Abuse, Immunity and Immunodeficiency held in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It was sponsored by the University of South Florida College of Medicine with the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. During the past few decades, drugs of abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, opiates and alcohol, have been studied by biomedical scientists in terms of the systemic effects of the drugs as well as alterations in neurophysiology and the psychology. More recently, the scope of such investigations has been broadened to include alterations within the immune system, and the influence of altered immunity on physiological and psychological consequences of drug abuse. In this regard, participants in the Clearwater Beach conference provided new information concern­ ing both basic and clinical aspects of drugs of abuse and immunity, especially immunodeficiency. Advances have been made in recent years in understanding the nature and mechanisms regulating the immune response and the mechanisms by which drugs may influence immune responses. In particular, the emergence of psychoneuroimmunology as a new discipline has heightened interest in immune responses influenced by psychoactive drugs. This has resulted in interdisciplinary investigations involving clinical and basic scientists including microbiologists, immu­ nologists, physiologists, psychiatrists, oncologists and others. The recreational use of the above mentioned drugs by large numbers of individuals has aroused serious concern about the consequences of this activity.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology

    Hadden, John W.

    Pages 1-11

  • Neuroimmunopharmacologic Effects of Drugs of Abuse

    Hall, Nicholas R. S. (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Altered Serum Immunoglobulin Concentration in Chronic Marijuana Smokers

    Nahas, Gabriel G. (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

  • Advanced Malignancy in the Young Marijuana Smoker

    Donald, Paul J.

    Pages 33-46

  • Effects of Marijuana on Human Natural Killer Cell Activity

    Specter, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 47-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and Immunodeficiency
Editors
  • Herman Friedman
  • Thomas W. Klein
  • Steven Specter
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
288
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5925-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5925-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5927-2
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
330
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