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BRS Pharmacology

ISBN-10: 1451175353
ISBN-13: 9781451175356
Edition: 6th 2014 (Revised)
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Description: BRS Pharmacology is designed for medical students, dental students, and others in the health care professions. It is intended primarily to help students prepare for licensing examinations such as the USMLE. This book presents condensed and succint  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 8/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

BRS Pharmacology is designed for medical students, dental students, and others in the health care professions. It is intended primarily to help students prepare for licensing examinations such as the USMLE. This book presents condensed and succint descriptions without the usual associated details. Written with a body systems approach, the book begins with a chapter devoted to general principles of drug action, followed by chapters concerned with drugs acting on the major body systems. Other chapters discuss autocoids, ergots, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppresive agents, drugs used to treat anemias and disorders of hemostatis, infectious diseases, cancer, and toxicology.

Preface
Acknowledgments
General Principles of Drug Action
Dose-Response Relationships
Drug Absorption
Drug Distribution
Drug Elimination and Termination of Action
Biotransformation (Metabolism) of Drugs
Excretion of Drugs
Pharmacokinetics
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Autonomic Nervous System
The Peripheral Efferent Nervous System
Parasympathomimetic Drugs
Muscarinic-Receptor Antagonists
Ganglion-Blocking Drugs
Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
Sympathomimetic Drugs
Adrenergic Receptor Antagonists
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Renal System
Diuretics
Nondiuretic Inhibitors of Tubular Transport
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Cardiovascular System
Agents Used to Treat Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Antianginal Agents
Antihypertensive Drugs
Drugs that Lower Plasma Lipids
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System
Sedative-Hypnotic Drugs
Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drugs
Antidepressant Drugs
Lithium and Anticonvulsants Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder
Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
Antiparkinsonian Drugs and Drugs Used to Treat Alzheimer Disease
Antiepileptic Drugs
General Anesthetics
Local Anesthetics
Drugs of Abuse
Review Test
Autocoids, Ergots, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Immunosuppressive Agents
Histamine and Antihistamines
Serotonin and Serotonin Antagonists
Ergots
Eicosanoids
Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Drugs Used for Gout
Immunosuppressive Agents
Review Test
Drugs Used in Anemia and Disorders of Hemostasis
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Anemias
Drugs Acting on Myeloid Cells
Drugs Used in Hemostatic Disorders
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Gastrointestinal Tract
Antiemetics
Anorexigenics and Appetite Enhancers
Agents Used for Upper GI Tract Disorders
Prokinetic Agents
Drugs Used to Dissolve Gallstones
Digestive Enzyme Replacements
Agents that Act on the Lower GI Tract
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Pulmonary System
Introduction to Pulmonary Disorders
Agents Used to Treat Asthma and Other Bronchial Disorders
Drugs Used to Treat Rhinitis and Cough
Review Test
Drugs Acting on the Endocrine System
Hormone Receptors
The Hypothalamus
The Anterior Pituitary
The Posterior Pituitary
Drugs Acting on the Gonadal and Reproductive System
The Adrenal Cortex
The Thyroid
The Pancreas and Glucose Homeostasis
The Calcium Homeostatic System
Retinoic Acid and Derivatives
Review Test
Drugs Used in Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease Therapy
Antibacterials
Antimycobacterial Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiparasitic Drugs
Antiviral Drugs
Review Test
Cancer Chemotherapy
Principles of Cancer Chemotherapy
Alkylating Agents (selected)
Antimeiabolites (selected)
Natural Products
Miscellaneous Agents
Steroid Hormone Agonists and Antagonists and Related Drugs
Adjunct Agents
Review Test
Toxicology
Principles and Terminology
Air Pollutants
Solvents
Insecticides and Herbicides
Heavy Metal Poisoning and Management
Drug Poisoning
Review Test
Comprehensive Examination
Index

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