Rang and Dale's Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 0702034711
ISBN-13: 9780702034718
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 3/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 792
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

This edition sets out a clear route through pharmacoogy for the reader, from a molecular understanding of receptors and drug actions to the clinical use of the most important groups of drugs. It contains everything students need to know about pharmacology in their early years.

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, apoptosis, repair and regeneration
Cellular mechanisms: host defence
Method and measurement in pharmacology
Drug absorption and distribution
Drug metabolism and elimination
Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics and 'personalised medicine'
Chemical mediators
Chemical mediators and the autonomic nervous system
Cholinergic transmission
Noradrenergic transmission
5-Hydroxytryptamine and the pharmacology of migraine
Purines
Local hormones: cytokines, biologically active lipids, amines and�peptides
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
Haemopoietic system and treatment of anaemia
Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs
The respiratory system
The kidney
The gastrointestinal tract
The control of blood glucose and drug treatment of diabetes mellitus
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
Analgesic drugs
Local anaesthetics and other drugs affecting sodium channels
Anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs
Antiepileptic drugs
Antipsychotic drugs
Antidepressant 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
Antibacterial drugs
Antiviral drugs
Antifungal drugs
Antiprotozoal drugs
Anthelminthic drugs
Anticancer drugs
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

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