Brody's Human Pharmacology

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Featuring the contributions of leading faculty, this new edition provides a succinct overview of the most important aspects of pharmacology necessary for a basic understanding of the subject. It reviews the concepts, clinical applications and side effects of pharmacology, placing an emphasis on practical applications of the material, whenever possible. More than 480 full-color illustrations explain important processes, while color-coded boxes for major drugs, therapeutic overviews, clinical problems, and trade names—as well as USMLE-style self-assessment questions with answers and rationales—reinforce your mastery of the information. A consistent style of writing—and more focused, concise content—provide for better learning of the essentials. Online access to Student Consult—where you’ll find the complete contents of the book, fully searchable...Integration Links to bonus content in other Student Consult titles...15 pharmacology animations...150 USMLE-style questions...and more—further enhances your study and prepares you for exams.

1st and 2nd year medical students

Paperback, 719 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-05374-7


  • Part I: General Principles, Lynn Wecker

    1 Pharmacodynamics: Receptors and Concentration-Response Relationships

    2 Pharmacokinetics: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination

    3 Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Issues in Therapeutics

    4 Drug Development, Regulation and Prescription Writing

    5 Gene Therapy and Emerging Molecular Therapies

    6 Antibodies and Biological Products

    7 Herbals and Natural Products

    8 Principles of Toxicology

    Part II: Drugs Affecting the Peripheral Nervous System, Skeletal and Smooth Muscle, Carl Faingold

    9 Introduction to the Autonomic Nervous System

    10 Drugs Affecting the Parasympathetic Nervous System and Autonomic Ganglia

    11 Drugs Affecting the Sympathetic Nervous System

    12 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

    13 Local Anesthetics

    14 Histamine and Antihistamines

    15 Eicosanoids

    16 Drugs to Treat Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    17 Drugs Affecting Uterine Motility

    18 Drugs Affecting the Gastrointestinal System

    Part III: Drugs Affecting the Cardiovascular, Renal and Circulatory Systems, Stephanie Watts

    19 Introduction to the Regulation of Cardiovascular Function

    20 Antihypertensive Drugs

    21 Diuretic Drugs

    22 Antiarrhythmic Drugs

    23 Drugs to Treat Heart Failure

    24 Vasodilators and Nitric Oxide Synthase

    25 Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Atherosclerosis

    26 Antithrombotic Drugs

    Part IV: Drugs Affecting the Central Nervous System, Lynn Wecker

    27 Introduction to the Central Nervous System

    28 Treatment of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's Diseases

    29 Treatment of Psychotic Disorders

    30 Treatment of Affective Disorders

    31 Treatment of Anxiety and Insomnia

    32 Ethanol, Other Alcohols and Drugs for Alcohol Dependence

    33 Treatment of Obesity and Eating Disorders

    34 Treatment of Seizure Disorders

    35 General Anesthetics

    36 Drugs to Control Pain

    37 Drugs and Substance Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

    Part V: Drugs Affecting Endocrine Systems, George Dunaway

    38 Introduction to Endocrine Pharmacology and Hormones of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

    39 Adrenocorticosteroids

    40 Estrogens and Progestins

    41 Androgens and Antiandrogens

    42 Thyroid and Antithyroid Drugs

    43 Insulin and Drugs Used in the Therapy of Diabetes Mellitus

    44 Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Other Agents Affecting Bone

    Part VI: Chemotherapy of Invading Organisms, Lynn Crespo

    45 Principles of Antimicrobial Use

    46 Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors

    47 Inhibitors of Bacterial Ribosomal Actions

    48 Bacterial Folate Antagonists, Fluoroquinolones, and Other Antibacterial Agents

    49 Antimycobacterial Agents

    50 Antifungal Agents

    51 Antiviral Agents

    52 Drugs to Treat Parasitic Infections

    Part VII: Chemotherapy of Neoplastic Diseases, Lynn Crespo

    53 Principles of Antineoplastic Drug Use

    54 Mechanisms of Action of Antineoplastic Drugs

    55 Adjuvant Antineoplastic Drugs


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