Basic Concepts in Pharmacology What You Need to Know for Each Drug Class

ISBN-10: 0071741046

ISBN-13: 9780071741040

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Janet Stringer

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A proven method for learning the most difficult-to-understand concepts in pharmacologyGreat for USMLE review!Basic Concepts in Pharmacologyprovides students with a complete framework for studying the fundamental principles of drug actions. This unique study system helps students set priorities, minimize memorization, and reduce stress.The book includes study techniques not found in any other book and details exactly what student need to know about each drug class to pass the course and the USMLE.Features Simplifies the learning process by presenting drugs by class Reinforces essential concepts and definitions Written in a conversational engaging style Organizes and condenses must-know drug information NEW larger trim size Numerous summary tables, illustrations, and boxes encapsulate key conceptsThe content you need to understand essential pharmacology material: Chapter 1. Where to Start; Part 1: General Principles; Chapter 2. Receptor Theory; Chapter 3. Absorption, Distribution and Clearance; Chapter 4. Pharmacokinetics; Chapter 5. Drug Metabolism and Renal Elimination; Part II: Autonomics; Chapter 6. Review of the Autonomic Nervous System; Chapter 7. Cholinergic Agonists; Chapter 8. Cholinergic Antagonists; Chapter 9. Adrenergic Agonists; Chapter 10. Adrenergic Antagonists; Part III: Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System; Chapter 11. Drugs that Improve Cardiac Contractility; Chapter 12. Antihypertensive Drugs; Chapter 13. Drugs that Treat Heart Failure; Chapter 14. Antiarrrhytmic Drugs; Chapter 15. Drugs that Affect Blood; Chapter 16. Lipid-Lowering Drugs; Part IV: Drugs Acting on the Central Nervous System; Chapter 17. Anxiolytic and Hynotic Drugs; Chapter 18. Antidepressants and Lithium; Chapter 19. Antipsychoyics or Neuroleptics; Chapter 20. Drugs Used in Parkinson's Disease; Chapter 21. Antiepileptic Drugs; Chapter 22 Narcotics; Chapter 23. General Anesthetics; Chapter 24. Local Anesthetics; Chapter 25. Introduction to Chemotherapy; Chapter 26. Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis; Chapter 27. Proteins Synthesis Inhibitors; Chapter 28. Folate Anatgonists; Chapter 29. Quinolones and Urinary Tract Antiseptics; Chapter 30. Drugs Used in Tuberculosis and Leprosy; Chapter 31. Antifungal Drugs; Chapter 32. Anthelmintic Drugs; Chapter 33. Antiviral Drugs; Chapter 34. Antiprotozoal Drugs; Chapter 35. Anticancer Drugs; Part VI: Drugs that Affect the Endocrine System; Chapter 36. Andrenocortical Hormones; Chapter 37. Sex Steroids; Chapter 38. Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs Chapter 39. Insulin, Glucagon and Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs; Part VII: Miscellaneous Drugs; Chapter 40. Histamine and Antihistamines; Chapter 41. Respiratory Drugs; Chapter 42. Drugs that Affect the GI Tract; Chapter 43. Nonnarcotic Analgesics and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs; Chapter 44. Immunosuppressives; Chapter 45. Drugs Used in Osteoporosis; Chapter 46. Toxicology and poisoning.
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List price: $58.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 4/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Janet L. Stringer, MD, PhD Dean, Science and Technology Canada College Redwood City, CA

Where To Start
General Principles
Receptor Theory
Efficacy and Potency
Therapeutic Index
Inverse Agonists
Absorption, Distribution, and Clearance
First-Pass Effect
How Drugs Cross Membranes
Total Body Clearance
Volume of Distribution
First-Order Kinetics
Zero-Order Kinetics
Steady-State Concentration
Time Needed to Reach Steady State
Loading Dose
Drug Metabolism and Renal Elimination
Liver Metabolism
Renal Excretion
Drugs That Affect the Autonomic Nervous System
Review of the Autonomic Nervous System
Why Include This Material?
Relevant Anatomy
Synthesis, Storage, Release, and Removal of Transmitters
General Rules of Innervation
Presynaptic Receptors
Cholinergic Agonists
Organization of Class
Direct Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
Cholinergic Antagonists
Organization of Class
Muscarinic Antagonists
Ganglionic Blockers
Neuromuscular Blockers
Adrenergic Agonists
Organization of Class
Direct-Acting Agonists
Indirect-Acting Agents
Cardiovascular Effects of Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, and Isoproterenol
Adrenergic Antagonists
Organization of Class
Central Blockers
Mixed �- and �-Blockers
Drugs That Affect the Cardiovascular System
Antihypertensive Drugs
Organization of Class
Drugs That Interfere With the Renin-Angiotensin System
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Selective Aldosterone Receptor Antagonists
Direct Renin Inhibitor (DRI)
Calcium Channel Blockers
Other Direct Vasodilators
�- and �-Blockers
Drugs Used in Ischemic Heart Disease and Congestive Heart Failure
Ischemic Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Reduction of Cardiac Workload
Control of Excessive Fluid
Enhancement of Contractility
Cardiac Glycosides
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Organization of Class
Drugs (Sodium Channel Blockers)
Drugs (�-Blockers)
Drugs (Potassium Channel Blockers)
Drugs (Calcium Channel Blockers)
Other Antiarrhythmic Drugs
Drugs That Increase Heart Rate
Drugs that Affect Blood
Organization of Class
Antiplatelet Agents
Thrombolytic Drugs
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Anemia
Lipid-Lowering Drugs
Organization of Class
Additional Explanation of Mechanisms
Drugs that Act on the Central Nervous System
Drugs Used in Dementia
Organization of Class
Cholinesterase Inhibitors
NMDA Blocker
Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs
Tolerance and Dependence
Organization of Class
Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists
Melatonin Receptor Agonist
Drugs Used in Mood Disorders
Organization of Class
Serotonin-Specific Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)
Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) Inhibitors
Other Antidepressants
Drugs Used in Bipolar Disorder
Antipsychotics or Neuroleptics
Organization of Class
Typical Antipsychotics (First Generation)
Serotonin-Dopamine Antagonists (Second Generation)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Drugs Used in Parkinson Disease
Organization of Class
Dopamine Replacement Therapy
Dopamine Agonist Therapy
Anticholinergic Therapy
Antiepileptic Drugs
Organization of Class
Important Details About the Most Important Drugs
Other Drugs to Consider
Narcotics (Opiates)
Organization of Class
Actions of Morphine and the Other Agonists
Distinguishing Features of Some Agonists
Opioid Antagonists
Opioid Agonist-Antagonists
General Anesthetics
Organization of Class
Uptake and Distribution of Inhalational Anesthetics
Elimination of Inhalational Anesthetics
Potency of General Anesthetics
Specific Gases and Volatile Liquids
Specific Intravenous Agents
Local Anesthetics
Organization of Class
Mechanism of Action
Special Features About Individual Agents
Chemotherapeutic Agents
Introduction to Chemotherapy
Approach to the Antimicrobials
General Principles of Therapy
Important Concepts to Understand
Classification of Antimicrobials
Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis
General Features
Monobactams (Aztreonam)
Other Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
General Features
Streptogramins and Oxazolidinones
Folate Antagonists
Mechanism of Action
Selected Features
Quinolones and Urinary Tract Antiseptics
Drugs in This Group
Drugs Used in Tuberculosis and Leprosy
Organization of Class
Antifungal Drugs
Organization of Class
Azole Antifungals
Polyene Antifungals
Anthelmintic Drugs
Organization of Class
Drugs Used Against Cestodes and Trematodes
Drugs Used Against Nematodes
Drugs Used Against Filaria
Antiviral Drugs
Organization of Class
Anti-HIV Drugs
Drugs Used in Influenza
Other Antivirals
Antiprotozoal Drugs
Organization of Class
Antimalarial Agents
Therapeutic Considerations
Special Features
Anticancer Drugs
Organization of Class
Terminology and General Principles of Therapy
Adverse Effects
Cytotoxic Drugs
Alkylating Agents
Antibiotics and Other Natural Products
Other Cytotoxic Drugs
Hormonal Agents
Kinase Inhibitors
Miscellaneous Agents
Drugs That Affect the Endocrine System
Adrenocortical Hormones
Organization of Class
Inhibitors of Adrenocorticoid Synthesis
Sex Steroids
Organization of Class
Oral Contraceptives
GnRH Agonists and Antagonists
PDE5 Inhibitors
Thyroid and Parathyroid Drugs
Organization of Class
Thyroid Replacement Therapy
Drugs That Are Thyroid Downers
Parathyroid Drugs
Insulin, Glucagon, and Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs
Organization of Class
Oral Hypoglycemic Agents
Miscellaneous Drugs
Histamine and Antihistamines
Organization of Class
H<sub>1</sub> Receptor Antagonists
Respiratory Drugs
Organization of Class
Leukotriene Modifiers
Cholinergic Antagonists
Cromolyn and Omalizumab
Pulmonary Hypertension
Drugs that Affect the GI Tract
Organization of Class
Drugs That Act in the Upper GI Tract
Drugs That Act in the Lower GI Tract
Nonnarcotic Analgesics and Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Organization of Class
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Cox-2 Inhibitors
Salicylates, Including Aspirin
Other Drugs for Arthritis
Antigout Agents
Drugs Used in the Treatment of Headaches
Organization of Class
Calcineurin Inhibitors
Mycophenolate Mofetil and Azathioprine
Monoclonal Antibodies
Drugs Used in Osteoporosis
Organization of Class
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
Parathyroid Hormone
Other Agents
Toxicology and Poisoning
Principles of Toxicology
General Principles in the Treatment of Poisoning
Specific Antidotes
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