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Featuring the contributions of leading faculty, this new edition provides a succinct overview of the most important aspects of pharmacology necessary for a basic understanding of the subject. It reviews the concepts, clinical applications and side effects of pharmacology, placing an emphasis on practical applications of the material, whenever possible. More than 480 full-color illustrations explain important processes, while color-coded boxes for major drugs, therapeutic overviews, clinical problems, and trade names-as well as USMLE-style self-assessment questions with answers and rationales-reinforce your mastery of the information. A consistent style of writing-and more focused, concise content-provide for better learning of the essentials. Online access to Student Consult-where you'll find the complete contents of the book, fully searchable...Integration Links to bonus content in other Student Consult titles...15 pharmacology animations...150 USMLE-style questions...and more-further enhances your study and prepares you for exams. Includes online access to Student Consult where you'll find USMLE-style questions, animations showing the actions of various important toxins, and much more. Focuses on the essential aspects of pharmacology for a solid foundation of knowledge in the subject. Includes more than 480 full-color illustrations that explain key pharmacologic processes. Provides between 4 and 6 USMLE-style self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter-with answers and full explanations in the appendix-that help you prepare for exams and master the material. Uses a templated format that promotes more effective and efficient learning. Presents color-coded boxes in each chapter that emphasize key points. Features a clinical emphasis throughout on both the basic science of pharmacology and its clinical relevance. Features a more consistent style of writing-as well as focused, concise content-for enhanced learning of the essentials. Presents chapters in a re-arranged order for a more logical approach to learning. Includes additional biochemistry and physiology information in the introduction for each section for greater understanding.
Table of Contents
|Pharmacodynamics: Receptors and Concentration-Response Relationships|
|Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination|
|Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Issues in Therapeutics|
|Drug Development, Regulation and Prescription Writing|
|Gene Therapy and Emerging Molecular Therapies|
|Antibodies and Biological Products|
|Herbals and Natural Products|
|Principles of Toxicology|
|Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System|
|Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System|
|Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System and Autonomic Ganglia|
|Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System|
|Skeletal Muscle Relaxants|
|Histamine and Antihistamines|
|Drugs to Treat Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility|
|Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System|
|Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular, Renal and Circulatory Systems|
|Introduction to the Regulation of Cardiovascular Function|
|Drugs to Treat Heart Failure|
|Vasodilators and Nitric Oxide Synthase|
|Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Atherosclerosis|
|Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System|
|Introduction to the Central Nervous System|
|Treatment of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases|
|Treatment of Psychotic Disorders|
|Treatment of Affective Disorders|
|Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia|
|Ethanol, Other Alcohols and Drugs for Alcohol Dependence|
|Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders|
|Treatment of Seizure Disorders|
|Drugs to Control Pain|
|Drugs and Substance Abuse, Addiction and Treatment|
|Drugs Affecting Endocrine Systems|
|Introduction to Endocrine Pharmacology and Hormones of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland|
|Estrogens and Progestins|
|Androgens and Antiandrogens|
|Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs|
|Insulin and Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus|
|Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Other Agents Affecting Bone|
|Chemotherapy of Invading Organisms|
|Principles of Antimicrobial Use|
|Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors|
|Inhibitors of Bacterial Ribosomal Actions|
|Bacterial Folate Antagonists, Fluoroquinolones, and Other Antibacterial Agents|
|Drugs to Treat Parasitic Infections|
|Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases|
|Principles of Antineoplastic Drug Use|
|Mechanisms of Action of Antineoplastic Drugs|
|Adjuvant Antineoplastic Drugs|
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