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Elements of Pharmacology A Primer on Drug Action

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ISBN-10: 0521280745

ISBN-13: 9780521280747

Edition: 1981

Authors: Peter J. Bentley

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Written primarily for students of medicine, pharmacy, and pharmacology, this introductory book provides a concise summary of the principles that underlie the science of pharmacology. It presents the basic concepts required for understanding the use, mechanisms of action, toxicity and side effects, and therapeutic application of drugs in man. Thus the book may also be of interest to medical practitioners and to biological and medical scientists. Among topics covered are the sources of drugs, the way they are administered and dealt with in the body, as well as concepts about the nature of their actions. The last include their chemical interactions with components of cells and the manner in…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/31/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Scope of pharmacology
Where do drugs come from?
The names of drugs
Techniques and methods of pharmacology
Absorption, distribution, and elimination of drugs; pharmacokinetics
The nature of responses to drugs
Receptor theory
Relationship of chemical structure to biological activity
Roles of the cell membrane in responsese to drugs
Clinical aspects of the actions of drugs
Conclusion
References
Glossary of drugs named in the text
Index