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Hallucinogens

A Forensic Drug Handbook

Hallucinogens: A Forensic Drug Handbook is a comprehensive reference for everyone involved in the identification, investigation, and forensic analysis of hallucinogenic drugs. The text begins with a review of the history of these drugs and their abuse, and then takes an in-depth look at the many different types of hallucinogens, their chemical make-up, how they affect users, how they are manufactured and distributed, and how they can be detected and analyzed.Hallucinogens covers the most commonly abused drugs such as LSD, MDMA ("Ecstasy"), and PCP ("Angel Dust"), as well as many lesser-known chemical substances that cause similar effects. Chapters have been contributed by leading analysts and investigators around the world, and are highlighted with numerous illustrations. This unique handbook will serve is a cross-disciplinary source of information for forensic toxicologists, law enforcement officers, and others involved in the fight against drugs.

Audience
Forensic scientists, forensic toxicologists, pharmacologists, forensic nurses and clinicians, pathologists, law enforcement investigators, crime scene specialists, lawyers, addiction and rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Hardbound, 304 Pages

Published: April 2003

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-433951-4

Reviews

  • ...readers with strong backgrounds will find a wealth of information... ...the use of high quality paper enhances the quality of the numerous illustrations, particularly the color photos of substances discussed within. Throughout, the content is well referenced. These qualities will make the book interesting to individuals with a strong background in chemistry and an understanding of physiologic processes. - CHOICE

Contents

  • PREFACE viiABOUT THE AUTHORS ixCHAPTER 1 HISTORY OF THE PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIENCE1.0 ORIGIN 1.1 IDENTIFYING NATURAL SOURCES OF DRUGS AND THEIR ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS 1.2 WHAT WE HAVE NOT INCLUDED HERE 1.3 PSYCHEDELIC PLANTS 1.4 "MAGIC" MUSHROOMS 1.5 PEYOTE 1.6 OTHERS 1.7 ANIMAL-DERIVED HALLUCINOGENS 1.8 SOCIAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS 1.8 REFERENCES 31CHAPTER 2 OCCURRENCES AND FORMS OF THE HALLUCINOGENS2.0 INTRODUCTION 1.8 PART I: LSD: 2.1 LSD AND RELATED ANALOGS 2.2 FORMS OF THE DRUG 1.8 PART II: INDOLALKYLAMINES 2.3 PSILOCYBIN, BUFONTENINE AND OTHER SUBSTITUTED TRYPTAMINES 2.4 FORMS OF THE DRUGS 1.8 PART III: HALLUCINOGENIC PHENETHYLAMINES 2.5 MESCALINE/PEYOTE 2.6 MDA/MDMA 2.7 NEXUS (2-CB), STP, DOB, TMA 1.8 PART IV: PCP, PCP ANALOGS, AND KETAMINE 2.8 PCP AND KETAMINE 1.8 PART V: OTHERS 2.9 â-CARBOLINES 1.8 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1.8 REFERENCES CHAPTER 3 BASIC PHARMACOLOGY AND EFFECTS3.0 INTRODUCTION: WHAT ARE THE HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS? 3.1 THE PHENETHYLAMINES 3.2 THE TRYPTAMINES 3.3 SIGNIFICANT OTHERS 3.4 FEDERAL US DRUG LAW 1.8 REFERNCES CHAPTER 4 METHODS OF ILLICIT MANUFACTURE4.0 INTRODUCTION 4.1 ILLICIT MANUFACTURE 4.2 WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION 4.3 LAW ENFORCEMENT: AN INTERVIEW WITH AN LSDCLANDESTINE CHEMIST 1.8 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 1.8 REFERNCES 182CHAPTER 5 ANALYSIS OF THE HALLUCINOGENSPART I: INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY: 5.0 THEORETICAL BASIS 5.1 INFRARED SPECTROMETER INSTRUMENTATION 5.2 INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF LSD 5.3 INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF PHENYLALKYLAMINES 5.4 INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF PHENCYCLIDINE AND ANALOGUES5.5 INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF TRYPTAMINES 5.6 FURTHER READING PART II: MASS SPECTROMETRY: 5.7 THEORETICAL BASIS 5.8 MASS SPECTROMETRY OF LSD 5.9 MASS SPECTROMETRY OF PHENYLALKYLAMINES 5.10 MASS SPECTROMETRY OF PHENCYCLIDINE AND ANALOGUES 5.11 MASS SPECTROMETRY OF TRYPTAMINES 5.12 FURTHER READING PART III: NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROMETRY: 5.13 THEORETICAL BASIS 5.14 THE NMR EXPERIMENT 5.15 PHENCYCLIDINE AND RELATED SUBSTANCES 5.16 MDA AND ANALOGUES 5.17 ERGOT AND OTHER INDOLE ALKALOIDS 5.18 TRYPTAMINES 1.8 REFERENCES INDEX

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