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Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

The Science Behind the Headlines

Editors: Baumann, Michael H., Glennon, Richard A., Wiley, Jenny L. (Eds.)

  • Leading experts summarize the latest studies regarding the molecular mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and adverse consequences of popular NPS
  • Specific chapters clarify the differences between various types of NPS, namely: stimulants, cannabinoids and hallucinogens
  • This volume broadens our understanding of NPS and provides insight into the rapidly evolving “new drug” phenomenon 
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Designer drugs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS), are synthetic chemicals that mimic the effects of classic drugs of abuse. There has been an alarming worldwide increase in the abuse of NPS in recent years. NPS are cheap, easy to obtain, and often legally available. In this volume, leading experts summarize the latest studies regarding the molecular mechanisms of action, behavioral effects, and adverse consequences of popular NPS. Specific chapters clarify the differences between various types of NPS, namely: stimulants, cannabinoids and hallucinogens. Thus, this volume broadens our understanding of NPS and provides insight into the rapidly evolving “new drug” phenomenon. 

  

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 “This book brings together an international panel of leading experts to summarize the latest studies regarding the mechanisms of actions, behavioral effects, and adverse consequences of popular ‘designer drugs.’ … The book is intended to provide useful information to scientists, clinicians, law enforcement agencies, and policymakers who are engaged in the responding to the growing phenomenon of the use of these drugs.” (Michael Easton, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2017)


 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Growing Problem of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

    Madras, Bertha K.

    Pages 1-18

  • Structure-Activity Relationships of Synthetic Cathinones

    Glennon, Richard A. (et al.)

    Pages 19-47

  • Interactions of Cathinone NPS with Human Transporters and Receptors in Transfected Cells

    Simmler, Linda D. (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • Electrophysiological Actions of Synthetic Cathinones on Monoamine Transporters

    Solis, Ernesto, Jr.

    Pages 73-92

  • Neuropharmacology of 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), Its Metabolites, and Related Analogs

    Baumann, Michael H. (et al.)

    Pages 93-117

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52444-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52442-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-84906-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuropharmacology of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)
Book Subtitle
The Science Behind the Headlines
Editors
  • Michael H. Baumann
  • Richard A. Glennon
  • Jenny L. Wiley
Series Title
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG (outside the USA)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52444-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52444-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52442-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84906-5
Series ISSN
1866-3370
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 380
Number of Illustrations
68 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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