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Pharmacology Condensed: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
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PHARMACOLOGY CONDENSED: WITH STUDENT CONSULT ONLINE ACCESS

PAPERBACK BY DALE, MAUREEN M.; HAYLETT, DENNIS G.

£26.99

ISBN
9780443067730
IMPRINT
CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
132 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 DEC 2008

DESCRIPTION

Pharmacology Condensed, 2nd Edition is a companion volume to Rang et al's Pharmacology, sets out to provide the reader with the quintessence of pharmacology, delineating, in text and summary diagrams, the key points of the information which will be needed later in professional life. It will help reinforce the facts and concepts in pharmacology that are essential in appreciating how drugs work and their underlying pathophysiological processes. Each of the 49 short chapters adopts a standard approach and the book includes many illustrations specially designed to summarise textual material. Within each chapter, several drugs may be mentioned but only the most important drugs from each group are set out in bold type. Readers using this book will gain a fuller understanding of the essential aspects of pharmacology. It will also be of considerable help in preparing for examinations. This book is best used with Rang Pharmacology but can also be used in conjunction with another pharmacology textbook.

CONTENTS

1 General Principles of drug action 2 Molecular aspects of drug action 3 Excitable tissues and secretory mechanisms 4 Cell proliferation and apoptosis5 Measurement of drug action6 Absorption and distribution of drugs7 Drug metabolism and excretion 8 Pharmacokinetic aspects of drug action9 The autonomic nervous system10 Cholinergic transmission11 Noradrenergic transmission12 Other peripheral mediators: 5-hydroxytryptamine and purines13 Other peripheral mediators: peptides and proteins14 Other peripheral mediators: nitric oxide15 Cannabinoids16 Inflammation & anti-inflammatory drugs17 Immune responses and immunosuppressant drugs18 Cardiac rhythm and dysrhythmias19 Blood pressure and hypertension20 Cardiac blood flow, angina and myocardial infarction 21 Cardiac output and cardiac failure22 Atheromatous disease and lipoprotein metabolism23 Haemostasis and thrombosis24 The haemopoietic system25 Respiration, asthma and COPD26 The kidney27 The gastrointestinal tract28 Blood sugar and diabetes29 The anterior pituitary and the adrenal cortex30 The thyroid31 Bone metabolism 32 The reproductive system33 Outline of transmission and drug action in the CNS34 Aminoacid transmitters in the CNS35 Other CNS transmitters36 Neurodegenerative disorders37 General anaesthetics38 Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs39 Antipsychotic drugs40 Drugs used in affective disorders41 Antiepileptic drugs42 Analgesic drugs and the control of pain43 CNS stimulants and psychotomimetics 44 Local anaesthetics45 Drug dependence and drug abuse46 Cancer biology and chemotherapy47 Antibacterial agents48 Antiviral drugs49 Antiprotozoal drugs 50 Antifungal and anthelminthic drugs Appendix 1: The Schild plot and pA2 Appendix 2: The postulated action of NSAIDs on the enzymes Cyclooxygenase-1 and Cyclooxygenasox-2 Appendix 3: The pathogenesis of rheumatoid joint damage and the action of anti-rheumatoid drugsIndex