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Pharmacology, 4th Edition helps you master the "must-know" concepts in this subject and how they apply to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making. This concise yet comprehensive text clearly explains and illustrates challenging concepts and helps you retain the material - from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice.

Medical students studying for the USMLE Step 1, and health professionals in pharmacology

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0282-4


  • Section I: Principles of Pharmacology
    Chapter 1 Introduction to Pharmacology
    Chapter 2 Pharmacokinetics
    Chapter 3 Pharmacodynamics
    Chapter 4 Drug Development and Safety

    Section II: Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology
    Chapter 5 Intorduction to Autonomic and Neuromuscular Pharmacology
    Chapter 6 Acetylcholine Receptor Agents
    Chapter 7 Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists
    Chapter 8 Adrenoceptor Agonists
    Chapter 9 Adrenoceptor Antagonists

    Section III: Cardiovascular, Renal and Hematological Pharmacology
    Chapter 10 Antihypertensive Drugs
    Chapter 11 Antianginal Drugs
    Chapter 12 Drugs for Heart Failure
    Chapter 13 Diuretics
    Chapter 14 Antiarrythmic Drugs
    Chapter 15 Drugs for Hyperlipidemia
    Chapter 16 Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet, and Fibrionolytic Drugs
    Chapter 17 Hematopoietic Drugs

    Section IV: Central Nervous System Pharmacology
    Chapter 18 Introduction to Central Nervous System Pharmacology
    Chapter 19 Sedative-Hypnotic and Axiolytic Drugs
    Chapter 20 Antiepileptic Drugs
    Chapter 21 Local and General Anesthetics
    Chapter 22 Psychotherapeutic Drugs
    Chapter 23 Opioid Analgesics and Antagonists
    Chapter 24 Drugs for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Chapter 25 Drugs of Abuse

    Section V: Pharmacology of the Respiratory and Other Systems
    Chapterr 26 Autocoid Drugs
    Chapter 27 Drugs for Respiratory Tract Disorders
    Chapter 28 Drugs for Gastrointestinal Tract Disorders
    Chapter 29 Drugs for Headache Disorders
    Chapter 30 Drugs for Pain, Inflammation, and Arthritic Disorders

    Section VI: Endocrine Pharmacology
    Chapter 31 Hypothalmic and Pituitary Drugs
    Chapter 33 Adrenal Steroids and Regulated Drugs
    Chapter 34 Drugs Affecting Fertility and Reproduction
    Chapter 35 Drugs for Diabetes Mellitus
    Chapter 36 Drugs Affecting Calcium and Bone

    Section VII: Chemotherapy
    Chapter 37 Principles of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    Chapter 38 Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis
    Chapter 39 Inhibitors of Bacterial Protein Synthesis
    Chapter 40 Quinolones, Antifolate Drugs, and Other Antimicrobial Agents
    Chapter 41 Antimycobacterial Drugs
    Chapter 42 Antifungal Drugs
    Chapter 43 Antiviral Drugs
    Chapter 44 Antiparasitic Drugs
    Chapter 45 Antineoplastic and Immunomodulating Drugs


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