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The current science of pharmacology-and its clinical applications-at your fingertips Now in its 25th year of publication, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology is the most up-to-date and complete pharmacology textbook available. Through nine previous editions it has set the standard for concise and easy-to-read, yet comprehensive coverage of pharmacology. The text's integration of basic with clinical science makes it well suited for an integrated organ-system-based curricula as well as the more traditional curricula. Features In-depth coverage of key pharmacology topics, from basic principles to pharmacologic considerations for autonomic, cardiovascular-renal, smooth muscle, CNS, endocrine, antimicrobial, and chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic drugs Updated with dozens of new, recently approved drugs, including monoclonal antibodies Detailed review of the mechanism of action and toxicities of traditional and newer drugs Critical discussions of treatment strategies and recommended drugs for all major diseases Valuable section on toxicology that provides an introduction to occupational and environmental toxicology; heavy metal intoxication and chelators; and management of the poisoned patient Ready-to-use, study-enhancing features, including special interest boxes, lists of common preparations, and dosage information Unique evidence-based chapters on abused drugs; special aspects of perinatal, pediatric, and geriatric pharmacology; and over-the-counter drugs, herbal medications, and nutritional supplements More than 500 concept-clarifying illustrations and tables throughout
Table of Contents
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
I. BASIC PRINCIPLES
2. Drug Receptors & Pharmacodynamics
3. Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Rational Dosing & the Tiem Course of Drug Action