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Drugs From A to Z
A Dictionary
Rating :
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Author(s) :
Richard R. Lingeman
Pages :
277
Pub Date :
1969
Edition(s) at Erowid :
1969(pb,1st ed,vg-)
Publisher :
McGraw-Hill Paperbacks
ISBN :
070379106
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Pharmacological properties, normal medical dosages, facts about drug abuse and illegal traffic, botanical data, slang and colloquial terms, and quotations from the literature of the drug world make this book not only informative and factual, but also imaginative and revealing. It combines scientific data with the history and lore surrounding narcotic, stimulant, depressant, and hallucinogenic drugs.

Sample entries:

Cold Turkey
[from the gooseflesh that is one of the Withdrawal Symptoms of Heroin or Morphine] abrupt withdrawal from narcotics, when Physical Dependence is present, so that the addict goes through the withdrawal symptoms. . .
Dexamyl
[d-amphetamine sulfate and amobarbital, Smith Kline & French Laboratories] a central nervous system stimulant of the Amphetamine type combined with a central nervous system depressant . . .
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LSD
Frisco speedball
mixture of Heroin, Cocaine and LSD-25
Speedball
Heroin and Cocaine or Ampetamine (Desoxyn is most common) injected as a mixture. The cocaine or amphetamine enhances the Rush, while the heroin tempers the unpleasant extremes of the cocaine exhilaration and perhaps prolongs the Kick . . .

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S) / EDITOR(S) #
Richard R. Lingeman is Executive editor of Monocle Periodicals, Inc., and a well-known free-lance contributor to the New York times Sunday Magazine and Book Review and other nationally and internationally known periodicals.