Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 0443069115
ISBN-13: 9780443069116
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $74.95
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 844
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

A straightforward way to master a complex subject! This bestselling textbook presents all the knowledge you need to get through your pharmacology course and beyondusing a clear and accessible approach that makes the material easy and interesting to learn. Progressing logically from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions to the clinical uses of the most important groups of drugs, it delivers the latest information on cannabinoids and rimonabant, Cox 2 inhibitors, pharmacogenetics, biopharmaceuticals, and drug abuseas well as "lifestyle drugs" such as performance-enhancing substances, botulinum toxin, and Viagra. And now, online access via STUDENT CONSULT makes it an even more effective learning resource! Progresses logically from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions to the clinical uses of the most important groups of drugs. Covers recent developments in areas such as cannabinoids and rimonabant, Cox 2 inhibitors, pharmacogenetics, biopharmaceuticals, and drug abuse. Discusses "lifestyle drugs" such as performance-enhancing substances, botulinum toxin, and Viagra. Uses superb full-color illustrations to clarify even the most complex concepts, and color-coded chapters to make navigation easy. Includes STUDENT CONSULT access at no additional charge, enabling you to consult the book online, anywhere you go perform quick searches add your own notes and bookmarks follow Integration Links to related bonus content from other STUDENT CONSULT titlesto help you see the connections between diverse disciplines test your knowledge with multiple-choice review questions and more!

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms
General principles
What is pharmacology?
How drugs act: general principles
How drugs act: molecular aspects
How drugs act: cellular aspects-excitation, contraction and secretion
Cell proliferation and apoptosis
Method and measurement in pharmacology
Absorption and distribution of drugs
Drug elimination and pharmacokinetics
Chemical mediators
Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system
Cholinergic transmission
Noradrenergic transmission
Other peripheral mediators: 5-hydroxytryptamine and purines
Local hormones, inflammation and immune reactions
Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs
Cannabinoids
Peptides and proteins as mediators
Nitric oxide
Drugs affecting major organ systems
The heart
The vascular system
Atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism
Haemostasis and thrombosis
The haemopoietic system
The respiratory system
The kidney
The gastrointestinal tract
The endocrine pancreas and the control of blood glucose
Obesity
The pituitary and the adrenal cortex
The thyroid
The reproductive system
Bone metabolism
The nervous system
Chemical transmission and drug action in the central nervous system
Amino acid transmitters
Other transmitters and modulators
Neurodegenerative diseases
General anaesthetic agents
Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs
Antipsychotic drugs
Antidepressant drugs
Antiepileptic drugs
Analgesic drugs
CNS stimulants and psychotomimetic drugs
Drug addiction, dependence and abuse
Local anaesthetics and other drugs affecting sodium channels
Drugs used in the treatment of infections and cancer
Drugs used in the treatment of infections and cancer
Antibacterial drugs
Antiviral drugs
Antifungal drugs
Antiprotozoal drugs
Antihelminthic drugs
Cancer chemotherapy
Special topics
Individual variation and drug interaction
Harmful effects of drugs
Lifestyle drugs and drugs in sport
Biopharmaceuticals and gene therapy
Drug discovery and development
Appendix
Index

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