- Language: English
- 1113 Pages
- Published: July 2012
- Region: Global
Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and Infections
- Published: December 1995
- Region: Global
- 208 Pages
- Informa Healthcare
During the past few decades, drugs of abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, opiates, and alcohol have been studied in detail by biomedical scientists in terms of their effects on the neurophysiology and psychological responses of individuals. Research over the last few years has provided increased knowledge about possible mechanisms by which such drugs increase the likelihood of infections in humans and experimental animals. In Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and Infections prominent investigators review important new information concerning the effects of recreational drugs on susceptibility to infection by microorganisms.
The volume examines the effects of drugs such as cocaine, morphine, marijuana, and opiates on immunity in humans and animals. It covers the molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug-induced immunosuppression and describes the overall enhanced susceptibility to infection in recreational drug users. It discusses the alteration of susceptibility to the retrovirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the consensus that drugs of abuse may serve as a possible cofactor in the progression of AIDS. Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and Infections also includes important information concerning public health aspects of drugs of abuse and infection.
Drugs of Abuse and Immunity, G.G. Nahas
Opiates, Infection, and Immunity, J.M. Risdahl, P. Peterson, and T. Mollitor
Marijuana as an Immunomodulator, S. Specter
Marijuana and Immune Modulation to Viruses, G. Cabral
Morphine and Immunomodulation, T.K. Eisenstein
Cocaine and Immune Response to Microorganisms, T. Klein
Immunomodulation by Cocaine during Murine AIDS, R.R. Watson
Morphine Addiction and Murine Toxoplasmosis, L.C. Chao
Effects of Ethanol on Immunity to Infectious Agents Mediated by Th-1 and Th-2 T-Helper Lymphocytes, T.R. Jerrells
Effect of Ethanol on Tumor Necrosis Factor and Cytokine Production in Lung Host Defenses, S. Nelson
Mycobacterial Infection and Alcohol, B. Zwilling
Bacterial Sepsis, Metabolism, and Alcohol, J.J. Spitzer
Psychiatric Drugs and Infectious Diseases, M. Gibertini
Autoimmunity and Drugs of Abuse, N. Rose
Herman Friedman University of South Florida, Tampa, USA.
Thomas W. Klein University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Steven Specter University of South Florida.