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Brody's Human Pharmacology (Book with Access Code)



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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

General Principles
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
Local Anesthetics
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
Antihypertensive Drugs
Diuretic Drugs
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Drugs to Treat Heart Failure
Vasodilators and Nitric Oxide Synthase
Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Atherosclerosis
Antithrombotic Drugs
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
General Anesthetics
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
Antimycobacterial Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiviral 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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