Pharmacology Condensed

ISBN-10: 0443067732

ISBN-13: 9780443067730

Edition: 2nd 2008

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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.

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

General Principles of drug action
Molecular aspects of drug action
Excitable tissues and secretory mechanisms
Cell proliferation and apoptosis
Measurement of drug action
Absorption and distribution of drugs
Drug metabolism and excretion
Pharmacokinetic aspects of drug action
The autonomic nervous system
Cholinergic transmission
Noradrenergic transmission
Other peripheral mediators: 5-hydroxytryptamine and purines
Other peripheral mediators: peptides and proteins
Other peripheral mediators: nitric oxide
Cannabinoids
Inflammation & anti-inflammatory drugs
Immune responses and immunosuppressant drugs
Cardiac rhythm and dysrhythmias
Blood pressure and hypertension
Cardiac blood flow, angina and myocardial infarction
Cardiac output and cardiac failure
Atheromatous disease and lipoprotein metabolism
Haemostasis and thrombosis
The haemopoietic system
Respiration, asthma and COPD
The kidney
The gastrointestinal tract
Blood sugar and diabetes
The anterior pituitary and the adrenal cortex
The thyroid
Bone metabolism
The reproductive system
Outline of transmission and drug action in the CNS
Aminoacid transmitters in the CNS
Other CNS transmitters
Neurodegenerative disorders
General anaesthetics
Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs
Antipsychotic drugs
Drugs used in affective disorders
Antiepileptic drugs
Analgesic drugs and the control of pain
CNS stimulants and psychotomimetics
Local anaesthetics
Drug dependence and drug abuse
Cancer biology and chemotherapy
Antibacterial agents
Antiviral drugs
Antiprotozoal drugs
Antifungal and anthelminthic drug?
The Schild plot and pA?
The postulated action of NSAIDs on the enzymes Cyclooxygenase-1 and Cyclooxygenasox-?
The pathogenesis of rheumatoid joint damage and the action of anti-rheumatoid drugs
Index
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