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Steroids : History, Science, and Issues (Hardcover) (Joan E. Standora & Alex Bogomolnik & Malgorzata

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Providing a significant source of information for upper high school and community college students concerning steroids and their derivatives, this book provides a holistic overview of this controversial class of drugs.

• Provides readers with an understanding of the function of natural steroids in the human body, their crucial roles in maintaining life, and their effects on mental, physical, and reproductive functions

• Clarifies the differences between natural and synthetic steroids and their use in medicine and illegally in recreational activities

• Provides an overview of current legislation and federal regulation of steroids and steroid-like chemicals

• Projects the continuum of use of steroids as medications and as recreational drugs based on current research, governmental attitudes, and social perceptions of the acceptability of such substances

• Features an introductory case-study chapter about two young people whose lives were significantly impacted by steroids, putting the material into a real-world context

• Includes primary source documents to help students hone their critical thinking and analytical skills

Number of Pages: 218
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: The Story of a Drug
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: Joan E. Standora & Alex Bogomolnik & Malgorzata Slugocki
Language: English
Street Date: March 20, 2017
TCIN: 17256179
UPC: 9781610697231
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-4362
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