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Rang & Dale's Pharmacology provides you with all the knowledge you need to get through your pharmacology course and beyond. Drs. Humphrey P. Rang, Maureen M. Dale, James M. Ritter, Rod Flower, and Graeme Henderson present a clear and accessible approach to the analysis of therapeutic agents at the cellular and molecular level through detailed diagrams, full-color illustrations, and pedagogical features. Plus, USMLE-style review questions and additional learning tools online at studentconsult.com make this the perfect resource to turn to for a full understanding of key concepts in pharmacology. Access the fully searchable text online at studentconsult.com, along with 500 USMLE-style multiple-choice review questions, downloadable images, and online only references. Find and cross-reference information quickly using a color-coded layout that makes navigation easy. Effectively understand and review key concepts through detailed diagrams and full-color illustrations that clarify even the most complex concepts. Reinforce your learning with key points boxes and clinical uses boxes that highlight crucial information and clinical applications. Apply current best practices and clinical applications through thoroughly updated and revised drug information. Stay current with the latest developments in the field thanks to major updates in chapters such as How Drugs Act; Amino Acid Transmitters; Analgesic Drugs; Antidepressant Drugs; and Drug Addiction, Dependence & Abuse. Tap into comprehensive content tailored to your courses with new and reorganized chapters on Host Defense; Inflammatory Mediators; Pharmacogenetics, Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine; Hydroxytoptomine & The Pharmacy of Migraine; and Purines. Build your basic and clinical pharmacology knowledge with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use text
Table of Contents
|What is pharmacology?|
|How drugs act: general principles|
|How drugs act: molecular aspects|
|How drugs act: cellular aspects-excitation, contraction and secretion|
|Cell proliferation, apoptosis, repair and regeneration|
|Cellular mechanisms: host defence|
|Method and measurement in pharmacology|
|Drug absorption and distribution|
|Drug metabolism and elimination|
|Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and 'personalised medicine'|
|Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system|
|5-Hydroxytryptamine and the pharmacology of migraine|
|Local hormones: cytokines, biologically active lipids, amines and peptides|
|Peptides and proteins as mediators|
|Drugs affecting major organ systems|
|The vascular system|
|Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism|
|Haemostasis and thrombosis|
|Haemopoietic system and treatment of anaemia|
|Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs|
|The respiratory system|
|The gastrointestinal tract|
|The control of blood glucose and drug treatment of diabetes mellitus|
|The pituitary and the adrenal cortex|
|The reproductive system|
|The nervous system|
|Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system|
|Amino acid transmitters|
|Other transmitters and modulators|
|General anaesthetic agents|
|Local anaesthetics and other drugs affecting sodium channels|
|Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs|
|CNS stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs|
|Drug addiction, dependence and abuse|
|Drugs used for the treatment of infections, cancer and immunological disorders|
|Basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy|
|Individual variation and drug interaction|
|Harmful effects of drugs|
|Lifestyle drugs and drugs in sport|
|Biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy|
|Drug discovery and development|
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