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Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Principles to Practice

Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Principles to Practice uses pharmacology principles to integrate the most recent advances in basic biomedical sciences into deciding the best medications to treat illness and preserve health.

Edited by Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD, FCP and Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, this brand-new multimedia resource fills a critical need for a more clinically focused, user-friendly pharmacology reference. Get everything you need to know about all of today's drugs in a coherent, easy-to-use format - from the underlying science through innovation, translation, regulation, and clinical implementation. Evidence-based therapeutic guidelines facilitate decision making; and coverage of pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics, regenerative pharmacology, stem cell therapies, and the emerging field of individualized medicine keeps you at the forefront of the latest developments. Reference is a snap due to the book's logical, accessible format, as well as access to the complete contents online. This Premium Edition also offers regular online updates, an online drug database, downloadable illustrations, and much more…all at

Pharmacologists, pharmaceutical industry professionals, medical and pharmacy students, cardiologists, rheumatologists, oncologists, endocrinologists, anesthesiologists, infectious disease, neurologists, Hematologists, Oncologists, psychiatrists, internists, family practice

Hardbound, 1536 Pages

Published: December 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3291-5



    Section 1: Pharmacotherapeutic Continuum

    1 Drug Discovery
    2 Drug Development
    3 Regulations and Pharmacovigilence
    4 Evidence-Based Drug Utilization

    Section 2: Molecular Pharmacology

    5 Drug-Receptor Interactions
    6 Signal Transduction
    7 "Cell Cycle Pharmacology, Antiproliferation, and Apoptosis"

    Section 3: Systems Pharmacology

    8 Neurotransmitters
    9 Autonomic Pharmacology
    10 Fluid and Electrolyte Homeostasis
    11 Inflammation and Immunomodulation
    12 Pharmacobiology of Infections

    Section 4: Clinical Pharmacology

    13 Pharmacokinetics
    14 Pharmacodynamics
    15 Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
    16 Heterogenity of Drug Responses and Individualization of Therapy
    17 Pediatric Pharmacology
    18 Gender Influences on Pharmacology
    19 Pharmacology Across the Aging Continuum
    20 Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions
    21 Therapeutic Monitoring

    PART II: Practice

    Section 5: Cardiovascular Therapeutics

    22 Hypertension
    23 Dyslipidemias
    24 Coronary Artery Disease
    25 Rhythm Disorders
    26 Heart Failure

    Section 6: Pulmonary Therapeutics

    27 Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    28 Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Section 7: Renal Therapeutics

    29 Renal Insufficiency
    30 Voiding Dysfunction

    Section 8: Gastroenterologic Therapeutics

    31 Acid Reflux and Ulcer Disease
    32 Motility Disorders
    33 Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    34 Hepatic Cirrhosis
    35 Infectious Hepatitis

    Section 9: Endocrinologic Therapeutics

    36 Obesity and Nutrition
    37 Diabetes Mellitus
    38 Disorders of the Thyroid
    39 Disorders of Calcium Metabolism and Bone Mineralization
    40 Disorders of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis
    41 Adrenal Disorders
    42 Reproductive Health

    Section 10: Neuropharmacologic Therapeutics

    43 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias
    44 Parkinson's Disease
    45 Seizure Disorders
    46 Multiple Sclerosis
    47 Dysautonomias
    48 Headache
    49 Stroke

    Section 11: Psychopharmacologic Therapeutics

    50 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
    51 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    52 Anxiety
    53 Depression and Bipolar Disorders
    54 Psychosis and Schizophrenia
    55 Drug Addiction
    56 Nicotine Dependence
    57 Insomnia (Narcolepsy)-Related Disorders

    Section 12: Opthalmologic Therapeutics

    58 Drugs in Ophthalmology

    Section 13: Anesthesia

    59 Local Anesthesia
    60 General Anesthesia and Sedation
    61 Treatment of Pain

    Section 14: Hematologic Therapeutics

    62 Anemias and Cytopenias
    63 Disorders of Hemostasis and Thrombosis

    Section 15: Oncologic Therapeutics

    64 Lung Cancer
    65 Breast Cancer
    66 Hematologic Malignancies
    67 Prostate Cancer
    68 Colon Cancer
    69 Melanoma

    Section 16: Dermatologic Therapeutics

    70 Acne
    71 Psoriasis
    72 Dermatitis

    Section 17: Rheumatologic Therapeutics

    73 Osteoarthritis
    74 Rheumatoid Arthritis
    75 Gout
    76 Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus

    Section 18: Therapy of Infectious Diseases

    77 Influenza and Viral Respiratory Infections
    78 Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    79 Tuberculosis
    80 Bacterial Meningitis
    81 Endocarditis
    82 Malaria
    83 Protozoan and Helminthic Infections
    84 HIV Infection and AIDS
    85 Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Section 19: Practical Therapeutics

    86 Medical Toxicology and Antidotes
    87 Over-the-Counter Medications
    88 Prescription and Order Writing
    89 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees and the Hospital Formulary

    Section 20: Emerging Therapeutics

    90 "Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Nutraceuticals, and Dietary Supplements"
    91 Vaccines
    92 Transplant Medicine
    93 Gene Therapy
    94 Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapeutics


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