N. Nic Daeid, K. A. Savage

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The classification of drugs of abuse can be made on the basis of how the specific drugs are derived, whether they occur naturally, require some level of processing (semisynthetic), or require total synthesis. Drugs can also be classified on the basis of their mode of action, whether narcotic, hypnotic, or psychotropic. In this article, a basic classification of drugs is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of forensic science
EditorsJay A. Siegel, Pekko J. Saukko
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780123821669
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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