Master Medicine: Medical Pharmacology

A clinical core text for integrated curricula with self assessment


  • Simon Constable, BSc, MRCP(UK), Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool; Honorary Specialist Registrar, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  • Peter Winstanley, MD, FRCP, DTM&H, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Unversity of Liverpool; Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Liverpool Unversity Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  • Tom Walley, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool; Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This series of books reflects the trend towards a core curriculum and self-directed learning. The content is restricted to the ‘must know' core information presented in a synoptic style. The diagrams that support the text are in a style that the reader can remember and reproduce in examinations. Each chapter ends with a selection of self-assessment material and full explanatory answers. These consolidate and expand on the chapter contents. This volumes in the series presents an integrated coverage of basic and clinical pharmacology. Despite the use of problem- and/or topic-based curricula students still respond to the security of a well-ordered presentation of the basic information by traditional discipline.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10291-2

Table of Contents

Basic principles. The Autonomic Nervous System. Drugs used in Cardiovascular Disease. Drugs and the Blood. Hyperlipidemia. Drugs used in CNS Diseases. Analgesics. Drugs used in Anaesthesia. Drugs for Arthritis. Respiratory Disorders and Hypersensitivity. Drugs and the Gastrointestinal system. Drugs acting on the Endocrine System. Antibiotics. Chemotherapy for Viruses, Fungi and Protozoa. Anticancer Chemotherapy. Drugs and the Skin. Drug Overdose and poisoning. Drug Dependency and Abuse. Drugs in pregnancy, Breast-feeding, Children and the Elderly. Adverse Drug Reactions and Drug Interactions. New Drugs and Clinical Trials.