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Title: Glosario de términos de alcohol y drogas
Other Titles: Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms
Authors: World Health Organization
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Ginebra : Organización Mundial de la Salud
Language: English
Czech
German
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Abstract: Provides concise definitions for some 230 terms frequently used by clinicians, researchers, teachers, and others working in the field of substance abuse. Explanatory definitions, often including psychoactive effects, symptomatology, sequelae, and therapeutic indications, are given for each general class of psychoactive drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, and for some related classes. In producing the lexicon, WHO aims to encourage consistency in the use of terms and in the understanding of their meaning. The lexicon also provides a convenient reference to concepts and terminology recommended by WHO. The lexicon defines the main diagnostic categories for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, as well as key concepts in scientific or popular use, the social and health aspects of drug use, and problems related to use. In its coverage of treatment modalities and prevention strategies, the lexicon has aimed to define what is not self-explanatory. General indications are given of the historical position of key concepts related to substance abuse, particularly those that have been given currency by use in WHO publications. Wherever appropriate, relevant diagnostic codes from the Tenth Revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) are provided, either for specific terms in the main entries or in the course of their definitions. The volume is a companion to the Lexicon of Psychiatric and Mental Health Terms, which was issued by WHO in its second edition in 1994
Description: Companion volume to: Lexicon of psychiatric and mental health terms. 2nd ed., 1994
60 p.
Subject: Ethanol
Substance abuse
Tobacco
Context: terminology
metadata.dc.subject.other: Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/44000
Other Identifiers: 9241544686 (English)
Other Language Versions: English / русский
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