Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Intravenous Cocaine in Man

  • Marian W. Fischman
  • Charles R. Schuster
  • Norman A. Krasnegor
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 21)

Abstract

Although the pharmacology of cocaine has been studied in infra-human organisms, there have been few studies of its physiological effects in humans, and no systematic studies of its behavioral effects in man. This is true despite the fact that over the past few years there has been an increase in the incidence of abuse of cocaine in this country. Most of the information we now have about the effects of cocaine in man is anecdotal in nature and not based upon scientific investigations.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marian W. Fischman
    • 1
  • Charles R. Schuster
    • 1
  • Norman A. Krasnegor
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences, Pritzker School of MedicineThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.National Institute on Drug AbuseRockvilleUSA

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