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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cannabis -- Physiological effect.,
  • Brain -- Effect of drugs on.,
  • Cognition.,
  • Evoked potentials (Electrophysiology),
  • Cognition disorders.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-284) and index.

StatementNadia Solowij.
SeriesInternational research monographs in the addictions
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQP801.C27 S66 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 290 p. :
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL691511M
ISBN 100521591147
LC Control Number97038655

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